Aftermath of tanker crash
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Nigerians die in fuel tanker fire and explosion

More than 100 people have died in southern Nigeria after a tanker carrying petrol crashed.

The authorities say the vehicle did not immediately burst into flames, so nearby villagers rushed to collect the fuel.

But the tanker then exploded, burning many of them to death. Tomi Oladipo reports from Lagos.

  • 12 Jul 2012
  • From the section Africa