Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Video - Many feared dead after filling station blast in Nigeria's Lafia town
An unknown number of people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a filling station in the central Nigerian town of Lafia. Scores are reportedly badly burned. It's not clear yet what caused the explosion. Local media reports suggest there was a leak in a pipe from a tanker offloading liquefied natural gas. Others claim a spark at the fuel station caused the blast. There are conflicting reports of the death toll. The injured are being treated at hospitals in Lafia. Emergency services have been praised for their rapid response to the explosion.