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Nigeria: More than 100 die after fuel tanker explodes

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Nigeria: More than 100 die after fuel tanker explodes

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A fuel tanker fire in Nigeria has killed more than 100 people.

The vehicle overturned in Ahoada near the oil hub of Port Harcourt, located in Nigeria’s crude-producing Niger Delta region.

The accident, a common occurence on badly-maintained roads, happened in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Following the crash, local residents flocked to the scene, attempting to scoop up oil from the tanker. However, many of them died when the vehicle caught fire and exploded.

Reports say 93 people lost their lives in the initial blast.

More than 30 motorcycles were destroyed and their drivers killed, as motorbike taxis called ‘okadas’ tried to fill their tanks for free.