More poor, desperate people died today trying to get gasoline from an overturned tanker than in the history of nuclear power.

At Least 95 Killed in Nigeria Tanker Truck Fire

A truck carrying fuel veered off the road into a ditch, caught fire and exploded in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta on Thursday, killing at least 95 people who had rushed to the scene to scoop fuel that had spilled, an official said, in a tragic reminder of how little of the country’s oil wealth has trickled down to the poor.

Shall we ban the use of gasoline?

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