The explosion, in the capital, Freetown, happened as large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel. The oil tanker was damaged earlier in an accident with a bus.
The attack on the Mercer Street vessel last week left two people dead. The ship is tied to a prominent Israeli billionaire, with Tel Aviv vowing retaliation.
16 Jan 2021
Iran's seizure of a South Korean-flagged oil tanker comes after Tehran urged Seoul to release billions of dollars of Iranian assets frozen in South Korea under US sanctions.