A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, killing at least 34 people near Nigeria's main city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak, police said Wednesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning at Agbogbo, a village near the coastal city of Lagos. "We counted a total of 34 bodies at the scene," Lagos police spokesman Frank Mbah told reporters. Nigerian Red Cross official Abiodun Orebiyi confirmed dozens of deaths and injuries, but said the final toll was not yet clear.