Scores killed in Nigeria gas tanker fire

By Al Jazeera

A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria, killing more than 100 people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders.

The disaster took place on Thursday in Nnewi, a predominantly Christian community in southeast Nigeria, as residents were rushing to refill their gas cylinders in time for Christmas.

By the time firefighters managed to put out the blaze, an Associated Press reporter counted the remains of more than 100 corpses.

The Nigerian news site said the dead and badly burned victims were taken to Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital.

According to a witness quoted on the site, the accident happened at 11am local time on December 24.

Source:: Al Jazeera

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