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Kenya Red Cross: 50 dead in oil blaze after crash

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Associated Press - January 31, 2009 4:43 PM ET

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's Red Cross says more than 50 people have died after an oil spill from a crashed truck burst into flames.

Abbas Gullet, secretary-general of the Kenyan Red Cross, says "more than 50" people died after people crowded around the crash in search of free fuel.

The crash Saturday was in Molo, several hours outside the capital, Nairobi.

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