Dozens feared dead in Nige­ria as leak­ing oil tanker ex­plodes

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.