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Petrol tanker explodes in Yola, properties worth over N35m destroyed

A tanker, laden with fuel has exploded after it fell around the popular Maidoki roundabout, near PZ industrial Layout in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

It was gathered that the fuel tanker with registration number YLA 23 XM, reportedly fell while negotiating the roundabout.

No life was lost, but properties worth over N35m were reportedly lost while many shops and properties were engulfed in flames in the ensuing explosion.

According to PUNCH, a victim of the disaster and owner of some of the properties affected by the fire, Mr. Femi Williams, said that over 20 shops were destroyed by the fire.

He said that two of his cars and industrial equipment used for drilling were also damaged by the inferno.

Operatives of the federal and state fire services, as well as security personnel responding to distress call were at the scene battling to put out the raging fire and maintain public order.

The accident has disrupted vehicular movements, as motorists and traffic around the scene of the fire incident have been grounded.

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