Another tanker explosion happened along Suleja
road in Niger state this morning. This accident
occurred barely 24 hours after the petrol tanker
explosion on Otedola bridge in Lagos that
claimed the lives of 9 persons including a minor.
The fire accident occurred at Mallam Karo, along Minna-Suleja
Road involving a collision between a truck and a fuel tanker.
The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Bisi
Kazeem, said the crash happened in the morning.
He added that men of fire service and officials of the FRSC were
on the ground to put off the fire as the vehicles are burning.
Five persons have been confirmed injured in the early morning
head-on collision between the fuel tanker and the trailer and the
victims have been taken to the hospital.
“No life was lost,” Kazeem said.
The tanker had no visible number plate and was laden with
Kerosene, a highly flammable hydrocarbon liquid.
It is also noted that the fuel tanker belongs to Conoil.
“The cause of the crash was speed violation, leading to loss of
control,” Kazeem added.
He said that the nature of the crash serious, being a multiple
“Victims have been taken to the General Hospital Suleja, as they
were attended to by FRSC officials and other security agents such
as men of the Nigerian Police Force and Fire Service officials from
“The vehicles caught fire after a head-on collusion,” he submitted.
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