WORLD Petrol tanker explosion injures 64 in north Nigeria


Petrol tanker explosion injures 64 in north Nigeria


07:48, May 24, 2021

At least 64 people were injured following a petrol tanker explosion in north Nigeria's Kano state, a local official said on Sunday.

The fire service received a distress call on Saturday afternoon reporting a petrol tanker catching fire and exploding at a filling station in the Sharada community in the Kano municipal area, Saminu Abdullahi, spokesman for the fire service in Kano, said in a statement.

Out of the 64 people who sustained various degrees of injuries, eight were fire service personnel, he said, adding that no lives were lost and the injured were receiving treatment at local hospitals.

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