WORLD Death toll from Nigeria tanker blast rises to 45: official

WORLD

Death toll from Nigeria tanker blast rises to 45: official

AFP

22:30, July 02, 2019

At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered fuel, the emergency services said Tuesday. 

"We have recovered 45 corpses of the dead while 101 others sustained serious fire burns," Benue state Federal Road Safety Commission Sector Commander Aliyu Baba told AFP. 

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