64 injured as petrol tanker explodes in Kano

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No fewer than 64 persons were reported to have sustained various degrees of injuries as a petrol tanker exploded on Saturday evening, in Kano.

The incident happened at the Al-Ihsan filling station at Sharada in the Kano Municipal Area of Kano State.

The spokesman of the Kano Fire Service, Malam Saminu Abdullahi confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday in Kano.

Abdullahi said out of the injured victims, eight fire service personnel were involved, adding that no life was lost.

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“On receiving a distress call from one Malam Umar Shuai’bu and Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) at about 04:20 pm that there was a tanker that has caught fire in Sharada.

“We quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 04:24 pm to rescue the victims”.

He said that the tanker was offloading petroleum products at the filling station when the incident occurred.

“The victims were taken to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Nassarawa Hospital,” he said.

He appealed to the public to always call the fire service immediately they encounter any fire incident.

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