48 Hours After Chief of Army Staff Died in Plane Crash, Another Tragedy Befalls Nigeria.
Many injured as petrol tanker explodes in Kano.
As a petrol truck making a delivery at the Al-Ihasan petrol station located along Yahaya Gusau Road, Sharada Kano exploded into flames, at least 45 individuals may have suffered severe burns and other injuries.
The incident, which occurred Saturday evening, may have been caused by a tanker breaking basic safety guidelines when delivering gasoline to the station.
Commissioner for Works Idris Garba Unguwanrimi, who spoke to reporters about the incident, expressed regret for the tragic and preventable tragedy, which he blamed on a breach of safety regulations.
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“A violation of the safety protocols may have resulted in the regrettable and avoidable incident.
“It is part of the guidelines that deliveries of such extremely flammable items should not be made in the middle of the day owing to severe heat in the atmosphere over 40 degrees Celsius,” he explained.
The fire erupted when a petrol tanker arrived at the station to deliver the combustible liquid.
It quickly caught fire, drawing a large crowd to the scene to witness the fire department put out the flames.
The petrol tanker suddenly burst, sending a massive flame into the sky and injuring many persons nearby, including firefighters attempting to put out the fire.
The injured were taken to the Murtala Muhammad Hospital in the capital right away.
Although eyewitnesses claimed that over seventy persons were left with various degrees of burns as a result of the explosion, official sources put the number at 45, with no deaths reported as of press time.
# Many injured as petrol tanker explodes in Kano
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