October 13, 2009

70 killed after tanker explosion in Nigeria

Saturday, October 10, 2009


A fuel tanker explosion in Nigeria killed at least seventy people on Saturday, officials have said.

The incident took place in the southern state of Anambra. According to the authorities, the tanker flipped over after driving over a pothole, causing it to ignite. The fire quickly spread to five crowded minibuses nearby.

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