Tanker explosion injures 20 in Kaduna

Written by Bola Abraham

A tanker explosion at a petrol station in the Rigasa area of Kaduna State has left no fewer than 20 people injured, including five federal firefighters.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, when the tanker was offloading petrol at the station.

Mr Paul Aboi, Director of Kaduna State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to NAN on Thursday in Kaduna.

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He said the injured fire service personnel are currently receiving treatment at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna.

He also said some personnel of Kaduna Vigilance Service and passers-by were among the victims of the explosion.

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.

He advised filling stations to adhere to safety measures and avoid exposing inflammable materials to heat and sunlight.

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