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Police: 15 dead in Nigeria truck crash

From Christian Purefoy, CNN
A badly damaged vehicle is lifted after being caught up in the crash outside Lagos on Sunday in which 15 died.
A badly damaged vehicle is lifted after being caught up in the crash outside Lagos on Sunday in which 15 died.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A baby was among those killed in the multi-vehicle crash
  • The truck was headed to Lagos when its brakes failed

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- Fifteen people, including a baby, were killed and 18 others were injured Sunday when a truck on its way to Lagos, Nigeria, crashed into several vehicles and caught fire, police said Monday.

Lagos police spokesman Frank Mba said the truck's brakes failed outside Lagos, and the driver lost control.

The 18 people injured were being treated in a hospital, Mba said.

 
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