Nigeria: Six injured as petrol tanker explodes at filling station in Nasarawa

October 10th, 2023
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6 persons have reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries when a petroleum tanker goes up in flame at Sandaji Filling Station in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The tanker, according to eye witnesses brought petroleum products to the filling station located at Jos Road Lafia and exploded around noon on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Comfort Igwe, who is a pump attendant at the station, explained to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosion occurred as the tanker was discharging its product.

She also disclosed that it took the intervention of men of the fire service and also the Red Cross Society including police and other security agencies to quench the fire and return normalcy to the area.

An eye witness also revealed that the explosion destroyed property that are worth millions of naira at the very filling station.

The eye witness further explained that some staff members of the filling station and Nasarawa State Fire Service officials sustained injuries and are receiving treatments at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.

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