Fire Outbreak: 20 Injured As Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kaduna

Fire Outbreak: 20 Injured As Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kaduna

  • The people living in Rigasa, a town in the Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, are facing great distress after a devastating tanker explosion occurred
  • According to reports, around 20 individuals, including federal firefighters, suffered injuries in this tragic event
  • These injured firefighters were transported to the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna for medical treatment journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts and metro.

Rigasa, Kaduna - A petrol station explosion in Kaduna's Rigasa area resulted in injuries to at least 20 individuals.

As reported by Daily Nigerian, this information was shared by Paul Aboi, the Director of the Kaduna State Fire Service, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.

Fire Outbreak, Kaduna
It was gathered that officials of the federal firefighters were injured in the tragic tanker explosion. Photo Credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto
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Mr. Aboi explained that those injured included five Federal firefighters, members of the Kaduna Vigilance Service, and bystanders.

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He added that the injured fire service personnel were treated at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna.

The incident occurred while a tanker unloaded petrol at the station on Wednesday.

Mr Aboi attributed the cause of the explosion to negligence on the part of the filling station, emphasizing that unloading petrol in the afternoon was an unsafe practice.

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