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Fiery multi-vehicle crash kills 36 in Nigeria

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.