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Another Tanker Blast in Nigeria Kills Scores

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nigeria lost dozens of its citizens when an overturned tanker exploded. At least 50 people have died and 101 people were injured after they rushed to scoop fuel from an overturned tanker and the vehicle exploded in central Nigeria, officials reported Tuesday.

The incident happened after a fuel tanker trying to avoid a pothole overturned and fell off the road in Ahumbe village in Benue State, Baba Aliyu told CNN.

The death toll could rise as many of the injured were in critical condition, Benue State government spokesman Terver Akase told CNN.

Nearby shops were also burnt down in the explosion after fuel from the crash spilled on them, officials said.