Nigerian gas tanker explosion kills at least 35
At least 35 people were killed on Monday and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian State of Nasarawa and started a blaze, the state emergency agency said.
According to Press TV, footage from Nigerian Television Authority NTA shows fire, smoke rising and injured people being carried on stretchers.
The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) official said the accident happened at a petrol station along the Lafia-Makurdi road linking the capital city of Abuja with northern and southern Nigeria.
Usman Ahmed, Acting Director at SEMA, said the truck exploded at the point of discharging the gas, citing a witness account. The agency was investigating the incident, he said.