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Tanker explosion kills 2 in Niger State

Two persons have been reportedly killed in a tanker Explosion in Enagi, the Headquarters of Edati Local Government Area of Niger State....

Two people have been killed in a tanker explosion in Enagi, the Headquarters of Edati Local Government Area of Niger State.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the incident occurred around 11am on Sunday.

A source, Hassan, who also lost his roadside shop, told our correspondent on telephone that the tanker, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), had a head-on collision with a truck belonging to Dangote Company.

“The tanker was coming from Mokwa while the Dangote truck which was coming from Bida tried to overtake and had a head-on collision and the tanker exploded.

“Several shops, motorcycles packed by the roadside and buildings have been affected,” he said.

Another source, Mohammed Kitabu Enagi, said: “So far, only two corpses have been recovered.

“But there are several cars that were burnt. They have not been removed to know if there were more casualties.”

The Niger State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Musa A. Mohammed, confirmed the incident to our reporter.

Mohammed said: “The accident involved a tanker and non-tanker belonging to Dangote who had a head-on collision and so far, two dead bodies have been recovered.”

Daily Trust gathered that several cars and motorcycles that were packed by the roadside, as well as shops and houses, were affected by the fire.

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