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Nigerian police: Unknown number of fatalities in multi-vehicle wreck

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Roughly 10 vehicles were involved in the fiery crash
  • An unconfirmed number of people are dead

(CNN) -- A truck on its way to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed into several vehicles and caught fire, killing an unconfirmed number of people, police said on Sunday.

Frank Mba, a police spokesman, said the truck's brakes failed outside Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. The driver lost control and collided with other vehicles, sparking a fire, he said.

Rescue workers took some people to a hospital, while other people were killed in the crash, Mba said. He did not know how many people had died.