ONE DIES IN KANO PETROL TANKER FIRE
One person has been confirmed dead after the fire outbreak involving a petrol tanker at Kofar Ruwa area of Kano State.
Saidu Mohammed, spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, confirmed the report in a statement issued on Tuesday, July 28, Premiumtimes reports.
Mohammed said the incident occurred on Monday night at Audu Manager fuel servicing station on Kofar Ruwa Road in Dala Local Government Area of the state.
The statement read “We received a distress call from one Bello Musa at about 10:31 p.m. that a petrol tanker was gutted by fire at a fuel station on Kofar Ruwa Road.
On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims.
A 25-year old man, Adamu Salisu lost his life in the fire and the corpse was conveyed to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital.”
The spokesman clarified that the cause of the fire and property loss is yet to be ascertained, adding that investigation is ongoing.
He noted that the vehicle’s plate number could not be identified as it was ravaged in the inferno.