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70 killed in multiple vehicle inferno in Nigeria

world Updated: Oct 10, 2009 18:37 IST
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Some 70 people were killed, many of them burnt to death, in a multiple-vehicle inferno in Nigeria caused after a fuel tanker crashed, the online edition of This Day newspaper reported on Saturday.

The accident in Anambra state ultimately involved nine vehicles, including the fuel tanker, six commuter buses, and passenger car and a van, the report said.

The newspaper cited eyewitnesses as saying the fuel tanker first toppled over near a junction, spilling fuel onto the road. The fuel exploded when a car approached the scene and then the other vehicles also were engulfed in flames.

The report described a horrific scene of people being burnt alive in their vehicles.