Petrol tanker explosion kills 5 in Adamawa

No fewer than five persons including three brothers and two others have reportedly died in a ghastly petrol fire incident in Mubi town of Adamawa State.

Eye witnesses said the fire started at a filling station in the early hours of Wednesday when fuel was being transferred from a petrol tanker directly in to hundreds of jerry cans at Kasuwan Gyela.

The eyewitness told our reporter that “at least five persons were burnt to death in the incident just as dozens others were injured.

A volunteer aid worker, Adamu Madobi said he witnessed three brothers who died in the unfortunate incident.

Madobi added that more than dozens of tricycles parked around the filling station were destroyed in the fire.

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Confirming the incident, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Dr Muhammad Sulaiman said, three persons had died while two others were receiving treatment at a hospital.

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