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Petrol Tanker Explosion Beside INEC Office In Plateau State Causes Panic



Scene of the tanker explosion
Scene of the tanker explosion (Credit: Daily Trust)

Explosion Occurs Near INEC Office

There was commotion at the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Jos South local government area of Plateau State on Monday.

This is as a petrol tanker at Bok Investment fuel station, close to the INEC office exploded around 4:35 pm causing panic and fears around Sparkling and Miango junction.

Naija News gathered that the sound of the explosion had alerted security agents around the INEC office who quickly barricaded other sections of the road before establishing the source of the sound and commotion.

A witness told Daily Trust that the workers at the fuel station had noticed the fire early but could not control it due to lack of fire extinguishers at the station.

The witness said, “before they went out to get fire extinguishers from other nearby fuel stations, the fire had become huge which led to an explosion.”

No one was reported injured during the fire incident but officials of the Fire Service were seen battling to quench the fire.

Calm has however been restored to the area.

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