Fuel tanker explodes near Abuja, kills two, destroys 29 buildings

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A fuel tanker has exploded in Maje town, on the outskirts of Abuja, killing two people and destroying 29 buildings, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.

A statement by NEMA spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, said the tanker fell and then exploded, killing the two victims and injuring many others. Two of the 29 buildings destroyed were residential apartments while 27 were shops.

Mr. Shuaibu did not say how many people were injured in the incident. He only said the injured had been taken to hospital.


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