A fully loaded 33,000 litres petrol tanker has exploded in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria.
Platforms Africa reports that the casualty figures are still unclear. The incident occurred on Airport Road’s busy PZ Roundabout.
The fuel compartment of the tanker, owned by Conoil, separated and dropped when the driver was negotiating the roundabout, according to SaharaReporters.
Vehicles and businesses within an 80-meter radius were destroyed, resulting in losses that have yet to be calculated.
The fire was put out by a joint team of firemen from the state and federal fire departments, the Air Force, and the Faro bottling firm.