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Two Die, Nine Cars, Shops, Motorcycles Burnt As Tanker Explodes In Niger State [Photos]



Many shops, cars and motorcycles were reportedly wrecked on Sunday afternoon in Enagi, a town in the Edati Local Government Area of Niger State

Reports obtained by Naija News revealed that two people died as a result of the inferno caused by a fuel tanker accident which happened around 1:00 pm in the area yesterday.

An eyewitness who attested to the incident told newsmen that about nine vehicles including six motorcycles were razed. He further explained that many persons escaped the scene with degrees of injuries.

The resident who identified himself as Usman Baba Emigi said that three shops were burnt in the fire while no residential building was affected.

Also narrating the incident, one Hassan who noted that the inferno razed his shop said the tanker, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), had a head-on collision with a truck.

Hassan said: “The tanker was coming from Mokwa while the truck which was coming from Bida tried to overtake and had a head-on collision and the tanker exploded. Several shops, motorcycles packed by the roadside and buildings have been affected.”

Giving an update on the number of casualties recorded, another resident identified as Mohammed Kitabu Enagi, said: “So far, only two corpses have been recovered. But there are several cars that were burnt. They have not been removed to know if there were more casualties.”

Confirming the incident in a statement, the State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Musa A. Mohammed, said “The accident involved a tanker and non-tanker belonging who had a head-on collision and so far, two dead bodies have been recovered.”

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