Gas tanker exploded and killed 28 people (VIDEO)

Gas tanker exploded and killed 28 people.

At least 28 people have been killed in a tanker explosion in the Nigerian province of Kogi, Reuters reports.

A spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) confirmed that 9 children were injured in the fatal accident near the highway between Lokoja and Zariagi.

The explosion caused and followed a fire, which also contributed to the material damage in the area.

Such accidents are common in Nigeria, where roads and safety standards are low.

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