55 killed, Many Injured As Tanker Truck Explodes In Niger

A tanker truck that exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital, Niamey, overnight has claimed lives of Fifty-five people.

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The interior ministry spokesman confirmed the incident on Monday, said: “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured.”

The official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.”

Concise News understands that the witnesses stated the people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which had overturned on railway tracks when the explosion happened.