June 28, 2018 / 7:12 PM / in 4 months

Nigerian oil tanker fire kills nine in commercial capital Lagos

LAGOS, June 28 (Reuters) - An oil tanker truck caught fire in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Thursday, killing nine people and burning 53 other vehicles, an emergency agency official said.

Adeshina Tiamiyu, a spokesman for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the tanker spilled its contents and caught fire at around 05:33 p.m. (1633 GMT). “Nine people are dead and four injured are in hospital”, he said.

Reporting by Angela Ukomadu and Alexis Akwagyiram; editing by Chijioke Ohuocha

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