Many people were feared dead with several others seriously injured when a petrol tanker caught fire on Sunday evening at Ganigaku village in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa.
An eyewitness, who identify himself simply as Baba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred when the driver of the tanker lost control and the vehicle capsised, spilling petrol.
“Some people were scooping fuel when it caught fire and many of them were burnt to death while others were seriously injured.”
Baba also said that some houses in the village were affected by the incident.
When contacted, the Adamawa police spokesperson, Nemuel Yoila, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the accident but said he had yet to get details of the casualties.