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9 killed in oil tanker explosion in Nigeria

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Staff Writer | June 29, 2018
An oil tanker exploded in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos late Thursday, killing at least nine people and injuring four, according to the state’s rescue agency.
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Accident   54 vehicles were burned
Adesina Tiamiyu, chief of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said in a statement that 54 vehicles were also burned in the explosion on the busy Otedola bridge.

Tiamiyu said the 33,000-liter capacity tanker fell and spilled its content on the road resulting in a huge fire outbreak.

“Unfortunately, nine bodies were confirmed dead and recovered from the scene (eight adults and a minor) and four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were taken to the hospital,” he added.

The death toll is expected to rise.


 

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