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69 killed when tanker truck explodes in Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's Red Cross says a runaway oil tanker truck exploded in a crowded bus station in the south of the country, igniting 11 other vehicles and burning 69 people to death.

Red Cross chairman Peter Emeka Kathy said Monday that about 30 other victims have been hospitalized with severe burns.

The tanker was laden with petrol when its brakes failed Sunday night and it plowed into the bus station at Onitsha, the capital of southern Anambra state, according to local officials.

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