Truck carrying petrol explodes killing 55, injures 36 in Niger

Truck carrying petrol explodes killing 55, injures 36 in Niger

No fewer than Fifty-five people died when a petrol tanker exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital Niamey, overnight. Interior ministry spokesman said Monday. “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the

No fewer than Fifty-five people died when a petrol tanker exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital Niamey, overnight. Interior ministry spokesman said Monday.

“The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which had overturned on railway tracks, when the explosion occurred.

(AFP)

Posts Carousel

Latest Posts

Top Authors

Most Commented

Featured Videos