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Petrol tanker explodes in Kano, injures 64

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No fewer than 64 persons reportedly sustained varying degree of injuries after a petrol tanker exploded at Sharada in the Kano Municipal Area, Kano State.

The incident happened in the Al-Ihsan filling station at Sharada on Saturday, Saminu Abdullahi, the spokesman of the Kano Fire Service, said in a statement on Sunday.

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Abdullahi said out of the injured victims, eight fire service personnel were involved, adding that no life was lost.

“On receiving a distress call from one Malam Umar Shuai’bu and Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) at about 04:20 p.m that there was a tanker that has caught fire in Sharada.

“We quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 04:24 p.m to rescue the victims.”

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He said that the tanker was offloading petroleum products at the filling station when the incident occurred.

“The victims were taken to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Nassarawa Hospital,” he said.

He appealed to the public to always call the fire service immediately they encounter any fire incident.

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