Tanker crash, fire kills 15 in Lagos: rescue agency

Nigerian rescue workers gather around the wreckage of an Associated Airlines plane that crash-landed at Sahara Airport shortly after take-off in Lagos on October 3, 2013. Fifteen people were killed in Nigeria's financial hub Lagos when a tanker loaded with fuel overturned and burst into flames on Tuesday. Photo/FILE

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  • National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye told AFP initially that nine people had died in the accident, which happened just before midnight (2300 GMT) on Tuesday.

Fifteen people were killed in Nigeria's financial hub Lagos when a tanker loaded with fuel overturned and burst into flames, a rescue agency said on Wednesday.

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