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Over 20,000 litres of diesel burnt as fire guts five tankers in Kano

A fire outbreak has razed an uncompleted building used as a diesel storage area, burning down five tankers containing 20, 400 litres of diesel in the Farawa Kwanar Yashi area of the Kano metropolis.

The incident, according to the state Fire Service, occurred on Tuesday, December 7, 20222, due to a spark from a portable generator used to upload the diesel from diesel tankers to other surface tanks.

The spokesman for the Service in the state, SFS Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi said three people were trapped in the tragic incident but were all rescued alive and rushed to hospital for treatment.

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He said their control room received an emergency call from a staff who reported the outbreak at Kangon Saminu Farawa by Kwanar Yashi Maiduguri Road and their men arrived around 00:29 hrs.

“On their arrival, they found that an uncompleted building of about 200 x 200 ft used as a diesel storage area, about five diesel tankers containing about 20,400 litres of diesel, one machine Lifan and three portable generators were ablaze.

“With the good efforts of our men, we successfully controlled the situation and saved three diesel tankers, nine surface tanks and stopped the fire from spreading to other premises.

“While three victims who were trapped namely Mai Daura Sadi 24 years old, Hassan Sadi, and Iliyasu Sadi about 25 years respectively were all rescued alive,” he added.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a section of the popular main market in Onitsha, Anambra State gutted fire.

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A trader in the market, Obenta Jude said two block of shops within the section of the market known as Kano Street were razed by the inferno.

He said efforts by fire fighters who arrived the scene shortly to put out the fire have not been successful as the fire continued raging.

Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said his men were promptly deployed to the area immediately he was alerted.

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