No fewer than three people were roasted to death and 10 vehicles burnt at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation filling station in Kaduna.
Eyewitnesses told Premium Times, that the fire started around 5:11 p.m at the station located at Ungwam Muazu on Nnamdi Azikiwe Way and burned for over three hours
Babangida Kinkinau, owner of a nearby shop, said the incident occurred as a petrol tanker was discharging its content in the filling station.
“One of the compartments of the tanker was leaking fuel while in the process of discharge,” Mr. Kinkinau said. “I rushed to the scene with a bucket to assist as the manager of the fuel station uses rag to block the leakage.
“Unfortunately, the fire was triggered from the fuel that flowed to the main road, which engulfed eight cars and two commercial buses on queue. The tanker and the fuel station got burnt as well as a girl and two men were killed. I managed to remove my car from inside the fuel station.”
An official of the Kaduna State Fire Service, confirmed the deaths of the three people. He said fire fighters from the Kaduna State Fire Service and from Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company battled hard to extinguish the fire.
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