Houses, shops burnt as tanker explodes in Niger

Houses, shops burnt as tanker explodes in Niger

- There was a tanker explosion in Niger state on Sunday, September 6

- The inferno was caused by the collision of a tanker and a trailer around 11pm on Sunday

- Reports have it that the flames destroyed many properties

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A lot of houses, shops and cars in Niger state went into flames in the night of Sunday, September 6, following a fire explosion from a tanker loaded with petrol.

According to The Nation, a collision of the petrol-laden tanker and a trailer caused the inferno that led to the disaster.

It was gathered that the tragic accident led to the destruction of properties before the intervention of the fire service from Suleja.

Houses, shops burnt as tanker explodes in Niger
Ruins of the tanker explosion in Niger (Source: The Nation)
Source: UGC

Speaking on the cause of the collision, the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) said the accident was the result of the loss of control on the part of the vehicles.

Meanwhile, reported that there were no reported cases of Nigerian casualties in Beirut, Lebanon following the deadly explosion that occurred in the country.

The ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement through its spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, on Monday, August 10, said the Nigerian embassy had confirmed that there were no reported cases of Nigerian nationals among the dead so far.

Nwonye commiserated with the government and people of Lebanon over the deadly explosion that occurred in the main Seaport in Beirut.

He said Nigeria was in solidarity with the nation of Lebanon and called for international support to facilitate the rebuilding process.

Moreover, President Muhammadu Buhari sent a condolence message to President Michel Aoun and the people of Lebanon over the massive explosions that rocked Beirut, the capital city.

The condolence message was contained in a statement issued by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, August 6. Buhari in the statement which was obtained by, expressed his sympathy for the tragedy which left 137 dead, over 5,000 wounded, and more than 300,000 displaced.

In another post, reported that four Malian soldiers had lost their lives as a bomb explosion rocked the centre of the country.

An explosive device detonated when a vehicle conveying some of the military junta reached Koro, a borderline town with Burkina Faso, killing four soldiers and leaving one seriously.

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