At least 58 people have died near Niger's capital Niamey after an overturned tanker truck exploded as crowds tried to collect spilled fuel. The blast on the main road near Niamey's international airport left the burnt truck's wreckage, motorbikes and debris scattered over the road. Nearby houses were also damaged by fire.
Scores Killed in Niamey Fuel Tanker Explosion
allAfrica, 6 May 2019
More than 50 people were killed in Niamey, the capital of Niger, overnight when an tanker truck overturned and exploded, France24 reports. Read more »
Fifty-eight people died in Niger's capital, Niamey, overnight, when an overturned tanker truck exploded.
Niger Republic - Fuel Tanker Blast Kills 58 in Niamey
Daily Trust, 7 May 2019
A fuel tanker lorry has overturned and exploded near the airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least 58 people, authorities say. Read more »
Fuel Truck Explosion Kills Scores Near Niamey
RFI, 6 May 2019
At least 58 people have died near Niger's capital Niamey after an overturned tanker truck exploded as crowds tried to collect spilled fuel. Read more »
Fifty-eight people died in Niger's capital, Niamey, when an overturned tanker truck exploded as crowds tried to collect spilt fuel. see more »
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