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Nigeria fuel tanker explosion leaves 12 people dead

Kano: Twelve people were killed and 16 others badly injured when a fuel tanker exploded in northern Nigerian city of Gombe, police said on Sunday.The driver lost control of the fuel tanker as he tried to avoid colliding with another truck at a bridge on the outskirts of the city on Saturday. The tanker fell on its side, “spilled its contents and exploded, causing an inferno that engulfed other road users,” Gombe state police spokeswoman Mary Mallum said. (AFP)

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