Tanker explosion hits Nigeria’s economic hub


A gas tanker exploded on Thursday in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, with many people sustaining burn injuries, an official said.

Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, head of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, who confirmed the incident to Xinhua on phone, said efforts are being made to put out the resulting fire from the explosion.

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