Houses, Shops Burnt as Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in Yola

An explosion by a petrol tanker has left houses, shops burnt in Yola, Adamawa state.

According to Punch, the tragic incident happened in the early morning on Monday.

The tanker, laden with fuel exploded after it fell around the popular Maidoki roundabout, near PZ industrial layout.

The fuel truck with registration number YLA 23 XM, reportedly, fell while negotiating the roundabout.

Many shops and properties were engulfed in the explosion.

No live was lost but properties worth over N35 million were reportedly lost.

Mr. Femi Williams, a victim of the disaster and owner of some of the properties affected by the fire, said over 20 shops were destroyed by the fire.

He said two of his cars and ndustrial equipment used for drilling were also damaged by the inferno.

Operatives of the federal and state services as well as security personnel responding to distress call are still on the scene battling to put out the raging and maintain public order.

The accident has disrupted vehicular movements as motorists and traffic around the scene of the incident was grounded.


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