One person has been confirmed dead and 10 injured in a petrol tanker explosion at Dikko Junction on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. This was disclosed by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency(NSEMA).
The Director of NSEMA, Alhaji Ahmed Inga disclosed this on Saturday August 31, 2019 in Minna. He said the incident happened at about 10.30pm on Friday which resulted to burning of several vehicles.
Alhaji Ahmed Inga said:
“We received a report from our Suleja Desk Officer that there was a tanker explosion and many people were affected.
“We cannot give the actual number of people that lost their lives, we will confirm that during our assessment; but from the report of our Suleja Desk Officer, one person died in the incident.
“Many people were injured and several vehicles were completely burnt.”
He said the fire was put under control at around 4.30am on Saturday morning with the joint intervention of the Niger State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service.
Alhaji Ahmed said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue at Umaru Musa Hospital, Sabon Wuse while those injured have been receiving treatment at the same hospital.
He further said that NSEMA’s officials would visit the scene of the fire explosion to find out the cause of it.