firefighters, 19 others Injured as Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kaduna

20 Injured as Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kaduna

A horrific incident unfolded in the Rigasa area of Kaduna as a petrol tanker explosion left no fewer than 20 people with various degrees of injuries.

Among the injured are five federal firefighters, personnel from the Kaduna Vigilance Service, and passers-by, according to Paul Aboi, Director of the Kaduna State Fire Service.

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The incident occurred while the tanker was offloading petrol at a local petrol station on Wednesday. The injured firefighters are currently receiving treatment at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna.


Mr. Aboi pointed to negligence on the part of the filling station as a major factor in the incident, emphasizing that such offloading activities should not have been conducted in the afternoon.


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The explosion serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to safety protocols in the handling of flammable materials, with the community left dealing with the aftermath of this tragic event.

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The investigation into the incident is ongoing as authorities seek to prevent future accidents of this nature.



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