Two fuel tankers exploded and caught fire in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State, leaving at least 6 people dead.

Niger tanker explosion

The fire accident occurred around 3am on Tuesday, October 20.

According to reports, the tankers transporting Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) collided before they burst into flames, killing about 6 people.

The Niger State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and community members responded swiftly in a combined effort to quench the fire.

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Niger tanker explosion

Niger tanker explosion

Niger tanker explosion

Niger tanker explosion

In a related news, a gas explosion recently rocked Best Roof Cooking Gas in Baruwa area of Alimosho Local Government of Lagos state in the early hours of today Thursday, 8th October, 2020.

According to reports, the incident occured around 6am and left residents of the community scampering to safety.

The explosion affected several houses, a primary school and other properties. It was gathered that four persons lost their lives while many others were severely injured.

The LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.



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