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Fiery multi-vehicle crash kills 36 in Nigeria

By The CNN Wire Staff
April 5, 2013 -- Updated 2305 GMT (0705 HKT)

(CNN) -- A multi-vehicle crash killed 36 people in Edo state in southern Nigeria on Friday, state media reported.

The accident involved a truck, a fuel tanker and a bus, according to the Nigerian Television Authority, citing Federal Road Safety Commission spokesman Jonas Agwu.

A tire from the truck hit the tanker, which caught fire, and a bus crashed into the burning tanker, killing 30 people on the bus, Agwu said, citing a preliminary report. Four people in the tanker also died.

The fire spread to a mechanic's workshop, killing two children.

The Benin-Ore highway links the Nigerian city of Lagos with eastern and southern states of the country.

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