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Nigeria: Overturned gas tanker explodes, kills 14

Jul 3, 2010 10:00:00 AM - thestate.com
Authorities say an out-of-control gasoline tanker flipped over and exploded in northern Nigeria, killing 14 people in the inferno.

Officials say the crash happened Friday afternoon in Gombe, the capital of Gombe state. The tanker exploded just outside the gates of a local hospital, but doctors were unable to save those who perished in the flames.

Fatal traffic crashes are common in Nigeria, where decades-old roads are normally pitted with potholes and drivers frequently fail to observe traffic laws.

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