Tanker explodes in Abuja, kills 11, injures 10

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By Aiyeku Timothy

An oil tanker explosion has left eleven people, including three Almajiris, dead in the Gawu area of Abaji Local Government Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The explosion happened on Sunday when a tanker was trying to avoid colliding with a truck.

Most of the casualties were part of the residents of the area that came out with jerry cans and buckets to loot after noticing that the oil was leaking from the tank, following the collision.

The leaking fuel eventually caught fire and killed three Almajiris and eight others, including a woman.

This has been confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission’s (FRSC) commandant in Abuja, Wobin Gora, who said 11 people were burnt to death, while 10 others sustained injuries.

”Eight men and two women who sustained burns have been rushed to the hospital for further treatment.

“Eleven were burnt to death due to the explosion,” Gora said.


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