17 houses, several tankers burnt in accident along Kaduna, Abuja highway

An accident involving a fuel tanker and a Volkswagen Golf along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway has led to the burning of 17 houses and scores of fuel tankers parked along the highway in Tafa village.

The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, said a mosque was also destroyed in the incident but that no life was lost.

He said rescue workers were quickly mobilised to the scene to evacuate residents from the raging inferno.

Mr.Shuaibu said “The accident was caused by the tanker driver’s attempt to escape a head on collision with the Golf car. He also tried to avoid the numerous other tankers packed by the roadside.

“He therefore lost control and skidded off the road and fell down spilling petrol which led to a fire outbreak”.

Tafa Village, which serves as a kind of rendezvous for tanker drivers,  is notorious for tanker accidents because drivers making stopovers usually park their tankers along the highway.

NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.