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Nigerian fuel tanker explosion kills at least 36

At least 36 are killed after their bus collided with a fuel tanker in Lagos, southeast Nigeria

Reuters , Saturday 6 Apr 2013
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At least 36 people were killed when a fuel tanker exploded after crashing into a crowded bus in southern Nigeria, officials said on Saturday.

The Federal Road Safety Commisson said the crash happened on Friday on the Benin-Ore road linking the commercial hub of Lagos with southeast Nigeria. Three people were injured.

Traffic accidents are common in Nigeria, where roads are bad and safety standards poor.

At least 95 people were killed in July last year in southern Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and caught fire as people crowded around it to scoop up the fuel.

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Bimbo Bakare
07-04-2013 01:10pm
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Just another poor report
The quality of this reporting leaves much to be desired. Just reading paragraph 1 and 2 shows obvious contradictions. The third paragraph is stereotypical and a generalisation that ought to be carefully examined. Safety Standards are not poor in Nigeria and I would like the writer of this news report to provide evidence to buttress his points. When we write, we owe it to our readers to be truthful and report the news not make the news.
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