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20 injured as petrol tanker explodes during offloading at petrol station

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20 injured as petrol tanker explodes during offloading at petrol station

Petrol tanker explodes during offloading at petrol station

20 injured as petrol tanker explodes during offloading at petrol station
20 injured as petrol tanker explodes during offloading at petrol station

No fewer than 20 people sustained various degrees of injuries following a tanker explosion at a petrol station in the Rigasa area of Kaduna State.

Mr Paul Aboi, Director of Kaduna State Fire Service, made this known in an interview with NAN.

Aboi said among those injured were five federal firefighters, some personnel of Kaduna Vigilance Service and passers-by.

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

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

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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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