20 injured in tanker explosion in Kaduna

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Kaduna, Oct. 27, 2023 – No fewer than 20 people sustained various degrees of injuries following a tanker explosion at a petrol station in the Rigasa area of Kaduna.

Mr Paul Aboi, Director, Kaduna State Fire Service, said this in Kaduna on Thursday

Aboi said those injured included five federal fire fighters, some personnel of Kaduna Vigilance Service, and passers-by.

The director said the injured fire service personnel were receiving treatment at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna.

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

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.

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