Benin: Dozens killed in fuel depot blast
24 September 2023 | 6:05 pm
An explosion erupted at a warehouse for smuggled fuel in southern Benin. Benin's informal economy is heavily reliant on selling smuggled Nigerian fuel on the black market.
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