LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – No fewer than 20 people have sustained various degrees of injuries following a tanker explosion at a fueling station in Rigasa area of Kaduna State.
The Director, Kaduna State Fire Service, Paul Aboi, made this disclosure in an interview earlier today in Kaduna.
Mr. Aboi stated that among those injured were five federal firefighters, some personnel of the Kaduna Vigilance Service and passers-by.
The director further disclosed that the injured fire service personnel are currently receiving treatment at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna.
According to him, the tanker was offloading petrol at the station on Wednesday, when the incident occurred.
Mr. Aboi blamed the incident on negligence on the part of the fueling station, saying the offloading of the petrol shouldn’t have been done in the afternoon.