Nigerian gas tanker explosion kills at least 35

11 September 2018

At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa on Monday.

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) official said the accident happened at a petrol station along the road linking the capital city of Abuja with northern and southern Nigeria. The acting director at SEMA said the truck exploded at the point of discharging the gas, citing a witness account. The agency was investigating the incident, he said.