Two die, shops burnt as petrol tanker crashes in Zaria | Dailytrust

Two die, shops burnt as petrol tanker crashes in Zaria

A driver and conductor lost their lives while shops and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed when a petrol tanker crashed in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The accident occurred in the early hours of Thursday at Dan Magaji Flyover along Kaduna-Kano Expressway in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Abdurrahman Yakasai, Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Zaria, confirmed this to Daily Trust but did not go into details.

declined to speak further for being busy at the scene of the accident.

Also speaking, Alhaji Maiwada Zaria, Deputy Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter, said the accident occurred at about 6.30am on Thursday, adding that the driver and his conductor were yet to be identified but their remains had been deposited at a mortuary.

He said the petrol tanker with plate number (Jigawa) RNG 065 XA was conveying 45,000 liters of petrol from Lagos to Kano but due to the ongoing road construction on the road, one lane was closed to traffic, therefore the tanker driver was avoiding a bus driver who made a dangerous overtaking.

“In the process of avoiding the bus driver, he was forced to the shoulders of the road and the weight of the petrol forced the tanker to crashed.

“In the process, the driver, his conductor died and one person is critically injured, who are all yet to be identified.”

Meanwhile, a combined team of military, FRSC, Fire Service and other security agencies are working to evacuate the burnt petrol tanker and maintain free traffic flow in the area.

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