At least 36 people were killed when a fuel tanker exploded
after crashing into a crowded bus in southern Nigeria.
The Federal Road Safety Commisson said the crash happened on
Friday (local time) on the Benin-Ore road linking the
commercial hub of Lagos with southeast Nigeria. Three people
Traffic accidents are common in Nigeria, where roads are bad
and safety standards poor.
At least 95 people were killed in July last year in southern
Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and caught fire as
people crowded around it to scoop up the fuel.