Associated Press
A road grader accidentally tore open a fuel pipeline Thursday and sent an inferno raging over houses and a school on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. The blaze set off a stampede of terrified children. The youngsters were squeezed against schoolyard walls during the stampede out the exit gate, and some were killed, villagers said. About 100 people were killed in the fire and 20 were injured, a Red Cross official said.

A road grader accidentally tore open a fuel pipeline Thursday and sent an inferno raging over houses and a school on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. The blaze set off a stampede of terrified children. The youngsters were squeezed against schoolyard walls during the stampede out the exit gate, and some were killed, villagers said. About 100 people were killed in the fire and 20 were injured, a Red Cross official said.