TRAGIC: Tanker explodes, killing at least 12 people who went to scoop fuel

Published 7 years ago by: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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   A tanker crashed then later exploded and caught fire in northern Nigeria, killing at least 12 people who had rushed to the scene to scoop fuel from the damaged vehicle, a local official said Monday.

As residents swarmed the crashed truck, a spark “led to a huge explosion from the tanker which killed 12 people,” said Obana Jatau, the head of Ganigaku village in Adamawa state, where the accident occurred on Sunday.

He said the tanker had skidded off the road and overturned when the driver attempted to avoid a pothole. Local media said up to 30 people died in the fire, though the figure could not be confirmed.

Adamawa state police spokesman Nemuel Yoila confirmed the incident, but could not give details of casualties.

Petrol tanker accidents are common in oil-rich Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation where fuel is distributed with trucks on poorly maintained roads.

Residents often seek to take fuel from such accidents either for personal use or to sell on the black market in a country where most people live on less than $2 per day.

Last month, six people were killed and several injured when a petrol tanker caught fire on a road in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

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stephen153 at 12:54 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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FBI_CIA at 01:10 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Just stop by to say Hi

escapedprince at 01:30 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Wahala dey oo
The worst is that those in power,are not even perturbed by these horrible incidents,
as long as none of their relatives are involved.
fuckinjoe2 at 03:46 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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whats wrong with these aboki's ? scooping fuel from an accident trailer......poverty at his greatest level.      mtcheew.

donspirado88 at 03:54 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: FBI_CIA on 01:10 PM,  2/04/2012
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Hi man, keep gong...
lanudja at 05:48 PM, 2/04/2012 (7 years ago)
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If the truck did nt break down due to bad road, they wil nt be tempted to go and take fuel frm d broken truck thereby exploding & killing them in d process. Govt pls, put our roads in order to avoid things like dis... if u av d interest of ur citizens at heart. What a bod govt! May u all RIP.
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deboalabi262 at 02:16 AM, 6/11/2012 (6 years ago)
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Poverty at its best....

papadip at 02:22 AM, 6/11/2012 (6 years ago)
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Poor people trying to survive


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