A tanker went up in flames at Enagi town in Edati Local Government Area of Niger State, killing at least two persons.
It was gathered that no fewer than nine vehicles including six motorcycles were also razed while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.
The tragic incident occurred at about 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 31, a resident in the community who identified himself as Usman Baba Emigi confirms.
He said that three shops were burnt in the fire while no residential building was affected. Another source identified as Hassan, who lost his roadside shop said the tanker, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), had a head-on collision with a truck.
“The tanker was coming from Mokwa while the truck which was coming from Bida tried to overtake and had a head-on collision and the tanker exploded. Several shops, motorcycles packed by the roadside and buildings have been affected.”