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Fuel tanker explosion kills 95 people in Nigeria

Lagos: A Nigerian government agency says 95 people have died after a fuel tanker caught fire and exploded.

 Fuel tanker explosion kills 95 people in Nigeria

Representational image. Reuters

A spokesman for the emergency management agency said Thursday most of the victims rushed to the truck to scoop fuel in Okobe, a town in the oil-rich Rivers State. Yushau Shuaib added at least 18 others were injured.

The West African nation of Nigeria is a top exporter of crude to the U.S. and other countries.

AP

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Updated Date: Jul 12, 2012 19:03:07 IST