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    At least 69 people were killed on Sunday evening when an oil tanker exploded in a bus station, setting fire to surrounding vehicles.

    A tanker laden with petrol exploded on Sunday evening, killing at least 69 people at a bus station in the city of Onitsha. 

    According to reports, the tanker lost control after coming off a nearby highway and collided with vehicles in the bus station, causing at least 12 to catch fire. 

    A representative of the Nigerian Red Cross stated that 69 people were killed as a result of the explosion, and another 30 were injured and taken to local hospitals. 


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