Kano filling station has been reported to be on fire as over 70 people were reported to be injured in the blast that devastated the Al-Ihsan filling station in Kano state.
Alhaji Garba Idriss Unguwar Rimi, the Commissioner of Works, confirmed the news to reporters.
The fire started when a petroleum tanker went up in flames while trying to offload fuel at the station, according to him. He addressed that the first incident involved 43 people, the majority of whom were local motorists and traders, as well as eight firefighters.
The second incident, according to Garba, took place at the very same filling station after the first fire was brought to an end when one of the attendants went to open a surface tank.
The incident was verified by Nura Maigida, a spokesperson for the Federal Fire Service in Kano, who said the victims were rushed to a hospital for medical treatment.
The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to an eyewitness who requested anonymity.
He noted that the number of victims affected far vastly outnumber the government’s estimate.