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11 burnt to death in Abuja tanker explosion


Tanker explosion

Eleven people, including three Almajiris, have been burnt to death after a tanker exploded at Gawu village in Abaji Local Government Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The incident happened on Sunday when a tanker was trying to avoid colliding with a truck.

After noticing that the oil was leaking, some residents of the area came out with jerry cans and buckets to loot.

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The leaking fuel caught fire and killed three Almajirai and eight others, including a woman.”

The Federal Road Safety Commission’s (FRSC) commandant in Abuja, Wobin Gora, confirmed the incident.

He confirmed that 11 people were burnt to death, while 10 others sustained injuries.

” Eight men and two women who sustained burns have been rushed to the hospital for further treatment.

Eleven were burnt to death due to the explosion,” Gora said.


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