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12 killed in Nigeria tanker blast

International Desk: At least 12 people were killed after a petrol tanker crashed and exploded in the West African country of Nigeria, police said Friday.

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A Nigerian police spokesman told the Associated Press that the tanker's brakes failed on a major road in Ofu council area of ​​Kogi state on Thursday night and the tanker collided with a car on the highway. It exploded and caught fire.

William Ovie Aya of the Kogi Police Command said the accident car "crushed many cars on the road" and all the victims died in the fire.

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William Ovye Aya with the Kogi police command told The vehicle “crushed cars on the way” and all the victims were burnt to death.

BC Kazeem of Nigeria's Federal Road Safety Corps said several other people were injured in the accident. Kazim said the road was closed after the accident and road safety personnel were working to identify the victims.

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Such accidents are so common on most major roads in Nigeria that the country has introduced new measures to prevent occurrence. Last September, more than 10 people were killed in a similar accident in Kogi.

Authorities in Kogi are investigating the latest crash, Kingsley Fanwo, the state commissioner for information, told the AP.

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