Five Diesel-Laden Tankers Catch Fire In Kano
Five tankers containing 20,400 litres of diesel were on Tuesday gutted in fire in Farawa Kwanar Yashi area of Kano State.
According to the state fire service, the fire started from a generator spark as the portable generator was used to upload the products from the diesel tankers to surface tanks in an uncompleted building used as a diesel storage area.
The spokesperson of the state fire service, Saminu Abdullahi, said that no casualty was recorded in the inferno, adding that although three people were trapped in the fire, they had been rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Abdullahi said, “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 further stated that the firefighters arrived the scene at 00:29 after an emergency call from a staff of the company alerted them of the fire incident.
He added that upon arrival men discovered that an uncompleted building of about 200 x 200 ft used as a diesel storage area, five diesel tankers containing about 20,400 litres of diesel, one Lifan machine and three portable generators were ablaze.
The spokesperson said the firefighters were able to bring the situation under control saving three diesel tankers and nine surface tanks and also curtailed the fire from spreading to other premises.