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Gasoline explosion kills 14 in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria — A gasoline tanker explosion killed at least 14 people as some of them were trying to siphon fuel from the overturned truck, police in north central Nigeria said Thursday.

The Niger State police spokesman Pius Edobor said the tanker’s driver lost control of the vehicle carrying about 8,800 gallons of gasoline.

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He said many others were injured and that nearby homes had been consumed by the fire.

The accident comes two months after a similar crash killed at least 95 people in Nigeria’s oil-producing region.

Associated Press

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