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Tanker explodes in Niger State, razes houses, shops

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Several houses and shops were, on Sunday, gutted by fire in Niger State after a petrol-laden tanker collided with a trailer and exploded in inferno destroying properties worth hundreds of millions of Naira.

The incident took place in Lambata Town of Gurara Local Government in Niger State.

According to eyewitnesses, the tanker fell down and caught fire instantly after it collided with the trailer.

Houses, shops, cars and other valuables were caught in the raging inferno before men of the Nigeria Fire Service came fron nearby town of Suleja and intervened, bringing the fire under control.

Details of the damages as well as casualty figures have not yet been specified as at press time.

See photos of the destruction below:

An eyewitness, Ibrahim Shehu Kagara captured the scene on Twitter live. He tweeted a video:

Another Tragedy in Lambata Town of Gurara Local Govt, Niger State This Morning. A Tanker Conveying Petrol Fell And Caught Fire Affecting 7 Other Tankers Loaded With Petroleum Products And Houses. Passengers Going Towards Minna From Abj To Be Careful, Pls.

Watch video:

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More details will follow…


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