Nigeria: 8 Dead in Benin Burning Waste Blast – Mayor

An explosion at a waste dump in Benin earlier this week killed eight people, local mayor Robert Tolegbon said on Sunday. The blast occurred late on Thursday at a giant trash heap in Tori, a town about 40 km (25 miles) northwest of the capital Cotonous as locals were sifting for food. Previously, the health ministry said two people had died.

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