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UK government mobilizes tanker fleet, army amid fuel crisis

The British fuel crisis prompts the government to deploy reserve tankers and soldiers.

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The British government's fleet of reserve tankers has been deployed to help tackle the fuel supply crisis at UK filling stations, reports The Guardian.

At the same time, 150 soldiers are being trained to partake in distributing the fuel within the days to come, as confirmed by business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, who adds that the troops need extra training to be able to sail the enormous fuel tankers.

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