5 firefighters, 15 others injured in Kaduna tanker explosion

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5 firefighters, 15 others injured in Kaduna tanker explosion

FILE The diesel tanker engulfed by fire at Otedola Bridge in Lagos

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

20 injured as petrol tanker explodes in Kaduna


By Ezra Musa

Five firefighters and some vigilante operatives were among 20 people who sustained various degrees of injuries following a tanker explosion at a petrol station in Rigasa area of Kaduna city on Thursday.

Mr Paul Aboi, Director, Kaduna State Fire Service, confirmed this in Kaduna.

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Aboi said among those injured were five Federal fire fighters, some personnel of Kaduna Vigilance Service and passers-by.

The director said the injured fire service personnel are currently receiving treatment at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in the city

According to him, the tanker was offloading petrol at the station on Wednesday, when the incident occurred.

Aboi blamed the incident on negligence on the part of the filling station, saying the offloading of the petrol shouldn’t have been done in the afternoon.(NAN)

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