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)