posted on May, 25 2006 @ 04:56 PM
More than 300 died in the fire in Nigeria.
Explosion blows up oil pipeline in Nigeria's oil-rich region
And now at least 38 died in Benin when they tried to steal petrol from a fuel tanker. There are also 80 injured, most of these are in serious
BakuTODAY.net: Petrol tanker blaze kills 38, injures dozens in Benin
At least 38 people were burnt to death and around 65 injured when a fuel truck in northern Benin from which they were stealing petrol burst into
flames, officials and witnesses said. Many of the victims were reported to be women and children.
Eighty injured people had been hospitalised, of whom 12 had died earlier on Thursday. "Most of the survivors are in serious condition, with more than
80 percent of their flesh burnt,"
A local police officer in Porga told АFР by telephone that the fuel tanker had broken down on its way from Cotonou to the north and parked at the
roadside. "Police rushed to the scene to chase away the local residents," but as soon as the police returned to their headquarters "the villagers
came back under cover of night and it was in approaching the truck with a lantern that they set fire to it," he added. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Stealing petrol is dangerous...