Dozens feared killed after leaking oil tanker explodes
An overturned oil tanker exploded in southeast Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday.
“We have recovered 12 corpses and taken 22 persons with serious burns to hospital,” police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told The Associated Press. She said the blast occurred Friday evening in Odukpani.
But some residents put the death toll closer to 60.
It was not immediately clear what caused the truck to overturn.