As a result, according to local authorities killed at least 50 people and another 70 received burns of varying severity. The bodies were burned so badly that it is impossible to identify them. The fire also affected some houses and a passing bus.
The tragedy occurred in the South-East of Nigeria, according to local media.
The incident happened when the 1st of July tank with gasoline slid into a ditch and overturned near the village Agumbe, state of Benue. From an overturned truck has spilled fuel, and people tried to draw.
The police claim that the figures are not yet final – the number of victims and victims may increase.
Earlier it was reported that similar large-scale incident occurred a few hundred meters from the international airport of Niamey the capital of Niger. At least 58 people were killed in the explosion of gasoline spilled from the truck that got in an accident
The incident occurred around midnight on 6 may. According to witnesses, a tanker truck filled with gasoline overturned at a railway crossing on the outskirts of the city. Local residents, mostly women and teenagers, rushed to the truck trying to get the gasoline in your tank. Witnesses tried to stop the gas leak, but suddenly the explosion occurred.
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According to the government of the country, 55 people died on the spot, three more died in hospitals. The number of victims of explosion may increase, rescuers continue search of bodies of victims, many of whom were badly burned.
As stated by the Minister of internal Affairs of Niger Mohamed Bazan, one of arrived for fuel is not drowned out by his motorcycle. A spark from the engine worked led to the ignition of the gasoline. Bazan wrote in his Facebook that hospitalized 37 victims. The fire destroyed five cars and 25 motorcycles.
We will remind, explosion has thundered under the Ministry of defense: dozens of dead bodies scattered on the street, footage of the tragedy.
As reported Politeka, a large fire broke out near the positions of the APU: the shells explode, the military said about sabotage.
Also Politeka wrote that the explosion destroyed a residential house, “in ruins” scene of an emergency.