R.I.P: 20 Die In Tanker Explosion

Date: 27-09-2012 7:56 pm (10 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 27 September 2012

ABOUT 20 persons, including a policeman were, on Tuesday night, burnt to death, when a petrol tanker crashed and exploded in Kudu village, on Bida-Mokwa road in Niger State.



According to an eyewitness, the fuel laden tanker was said to have lost control while negotiating a bend across the village.

The source informed the Nigerian Tribune that a policeman was killed in the incident, while he was allegedly trying to rescue some trapped victims while the tanker exploded.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Adamu Jiya Sonfada, while confirming the incident in a telephone interview, said several people who were injured in the disaster are currently receiving treatment at the general hospitals in Mokwa and Kutigi.

He said houses and other valuables worth several millions of naira were consumed in the inferno emanating from the fuel spillage.

Sonfada added that the council would see that the injured received adequate medical care, while he condoled with the families of the deceased, praying God to give them the fortitude to bear the losses.

Also, the village head of Kudu, Alhaji Alhassan Kudu, described the incident as “a great disaster in  history,” while he sympathised with the families of the deceased.  

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Pius Edobo, in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, confirmed the incident, but claimed ignorance of the death of a police officer in the death.

“The command was not aware of the death of one of its officers,” he said, while he promised to find out.

Meanwhile, a mass burial for the deceased took place at Kudu village, arranged by the council.


Source: NIGERIAN TRIBUNE News


Posted: at 27-09-2012 07:56 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- deboalabi262 at 27-09-2012 08:03 PM (10 years ago)
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What a tragedy. RIPP -to the victims

Posted: at 27-09-2012 08:03 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Ocfashion at 27-09-2012 08:20 PM (10 years ago)
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Nigeria what the way forward
Posted: at 27-09-2012 08:20 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- dickman2 at 27-09-2012 09:02 PM (10 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:02 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- proly at 27-09-2012 09:19 PM (10 years ago)
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e explloision nawaoooo
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:19 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 27-09-2012 09:25 PM (10 years ago)
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Rip
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:25 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Neglito at 27-09-2012 09:35 PM (10 years ago)
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Petrol tanker everywhere, we have a very long way to go.
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:35 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- micc at 27-09-2012 09:55 PM (10 years ago)
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rest in peace
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:55 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- mickky21 at 27-09-2012 09:57 PM (10 years ago)
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too many deaths in naija....wetin de happen?
Posted: at 27-09-2012 09:57 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ela214 at 27-09-2012 10:10 PM (10 years ago)
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chei which way nigeria,not taking precaution of things,we just take things 4 granted in naija and things like this happen.
RIP to the dead and get well quick to the injured
Posted: at 27-09-2012 10:10 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- harunakoni at 27-09-2012 10:28 PM (10 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 27-09-2012 10:28 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Unikpearl at 27-09-2012 11:53 PM (10 years ago)
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R.i.p
Posted: at 27-09-2012 11:53 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- denmal at 28-09-2012 12:16 AM (10 years ago)
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too bad
Posted: at 28-09-2012 12:16 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mallorca at 28-09-2012 12:19 AM (10 years ago)
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RIP

Posted: at 28-09-2012 12:19 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dlimelite at 28-09-2012 12:27 AM (10 years ago)
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Rest in peace to the dead
Posted: at 28-09-2012 12:27 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- 2ndgoal at 28-09-2012 01:11 AM (10 years ago)
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REST IN PERFECT PEACE AMEN.
Posted: at 28-09-2012 01:11 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- talkisfree at 28-09-2012 02:27 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: deboalabi262 on 27-09-2012 08:03 PM
What a tragedy. RIPP -to the victims
which tragedy?god is avenging the blood of all biafrans the have killed, with flood, with fire, with whatever,may the soul of all my ibo brothers kill by boko haram rest in perfect peace amen
Posted: at 28-09-2012 02:27 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 28-09-2012 05:18 AM (10 years ago)
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OMG

Posted: at 28-09-2012 05:18 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 28-09-2012 05:19 AM (10 years ago)
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RIP TO THE DEAD

Posted: at 28-09-2012 05:19 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- factfinding at 28-09-2012 06:14 AM (10 years ago)
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Mokwa Bida  Road is very bad ,alot of accident do happen in that road, i hope Govt will look into it and do something to avoid further occurrence, may their soul rest in peace, today  BOKO HARAM , tomorrow  FLOODING, next day TANKER explosion, God have mercy
Posted: at 28-09-2012 06:14 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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