At least 70 people hospitalized after a petrol tanker explosion in Kano
No fewer than 64 persons were reported to have sustained various degrees of injuries as a petrol tanker exploded on Saturday in Kano. The incidence happened at the Al-ihsan filling station at Sharada in Kano Municipal Area of Kano State, TheNation is reporting.
Spokesman of the Kano Fire Servce, Malam Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday in Kano, said the fire occurred when the tanker was offloading petroleum products at the filling station.
He added that out of the injured victims, eight fire service personnel were involved, adding that no live was lost. However, the state commissioner for works, Idris Unguwar Rimi, attributed the incident to negligence of the filling station.