Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes
LAGOS, Nigeria – An overturned oil tanker exploded as people scooped up leaking fuel, burning many of them.
“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 in Cross River state.
Witness Richard Johnson suggested the blast was caused by a generator.