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Nigeria: Petrol tanker explodes in front of Polytechnic

A tragic incident occurred around 9 pm on Wednesday, August 26, as a tanker load of petrol exploded in front of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

The incident occurred after the tanker which was heading to Mararaba Liman Katagum along Dass road from Bauchi to offload its content, struck a speed bump and lost control. Two people sustained severe injuries and are said to be receiving treatment at the emergency centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.

Bauchi fire service spokesperson, Abubakar Bala said firefighters were deployed immediately to the scene after being informed about the incident. He added that they succeeded in putting the fire under control and the destruction of lives and property was mitigated.

–Linda Ikeji

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