LAGOS, Nigeria | Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

LAGOS, Nigeria | Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

LAGOS, Nigeria—Jan 12, 2019—Police and witnesses say many people are dead in Nigeria after an oil tanker overturned and exploded while people were scooping up leaking fuel.

Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo tells The Associated Press that 12 people are dead and 22 badly burned in the blast Friday evening in Odukpani in Cross River state.

But some residents put the death toll closer to 60.

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