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1 killed, 7 injured in Nigeria’s economic hub accident: official

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One person was killed and seven others injured after a fuel tanker collided with a commercial bus in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, on Thursday morning, the road safety authority said.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) confirmed the accident through its twitter handle, saying the accident involved a Mazda bus with 10 passengers and a fuel tanker on a bridge in Lagos, and all relevant emergency agencies were alerted.

“One passenger from the bus was confirmed dead with seven others injured,” the LASTMA said, adding the accident has caused heavy traffic in the area.

A rescue official, who didn’t want to be named, also confirmed the incident to Xinhua, adding emergency workers are on the ground battling to save the situation and prevent a fire outbreak.

(XINHUA)