At Least 200 Killed in Nigerian Road Crash
At least 200 people were killed when a petrol tanker lost control and rammed into vehicles before bursting into flames in southwest Nigeria at the weekend, police told AFP Monday.
The victims, including a newly wed couple, were burnt beyond recognition. The accident, which involved more than 10 vehicles, occurred on Saturday and cut into heavy traffic on the Ife-Ibadan road in Osun State, the state police said.
A spokesman for the police said the tanker exploded shortly after discharging petrol on the road.
He said many people were seriously injured in the inferno.
The state police commissioner was said to be visiting the scene of the accident Monday morning when AFP called his office -- LAGOS (AFP)
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