Gas Tanker Truck Fire in Nigeria Kills More Than 100 people

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Abuja: A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria, killing scores of people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders.

The disaster took place in Nnewi, a predominantly Christian community in southeast Nigeria, as residents were rushing to refill their gas cylinders in time for Christmas.

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By the time firefighters managed to put out the blaze, an Associated Press reporter counted the remains of more than 100 corpses.

AP

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