This Thursday a fire produced by a fuel tanker spill in Nigeria left more than 95 people dead, according to government officials. The accident occurred in Rivers State, located in the country’s oil-rich southern region.
The Federal Road Safety commission stated that the fuel tanker caught fire after the spill. Some of the bodies belong to villagers who were taking the spilled fuel.
Yushau Shuaib of the National Emergency Management Agency informed that the injured people were taken to a hospital and at least 18 civilians are seriously hurt. Women and children are among the casualties.
Shuaib stated that the fire was extinguished and the area has been cordoned off. Clean-up crews are sorting out the mess and tending the wounded. (AV)