Agence France-PresseApril 6, 2013 08:34
A fuel tanker exploded after colliding with a bus filled with passengers on a highway in southern Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 36 people, an official said.
"Thirty-six deaths confirmed" from the accident on the Benin-Ore highway at Igbogui village in southern Edo state, Jonas Agwu, a spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Commission, told AFP.
He said the dead included 30 passengers from the bus. Four people from the tanker died as well as two children who were at a nearby mechanic workshop, Agwu said.