Nigerians burnt in Rivers state fuel tanker explosion

More than 100 people have died in south-eastern Nigeria after a tanker carrying petrol crashed.
The authorities say the vehicle did not immediately burst into flames so people rushed to scoop up the fuel.

But the tanker then exploded, burning many of them to death.

Journalist, Oluchi Iwuoha Chimezie, told the BBC she had also counted more than 100 dead bodies.

"Early this morning a tanker loaded with petrol fell in Okogbe and people trooped to the scene obviously to scoop the spilled fuel and suddenly there was fire resulting in casualties," Reuters news agency quotes Rivers state police spokesman Ben Ugwuegbulam as saying.

The country's road safety body said the petrol tanker had crashed into three other vehicles, Nigeria's Daily Times reports.

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