No few than six people died, seven injured while 15 vehicles were burnt in a fire that gutted a filling station at Unguwar Ma’azu, Kaduna.
The Assistant Manager, Fasada Mega Filling Station, Alhaji Jibrin Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kaduna that the incident happened on Saturday when one of the trucks was off-loading petrol.
“The adaptor was not properly fixed which split the fuel on ground and some fuel hawkers came to scoop the fuel that split on ground.
” One of the motorists who was on line waiting to buy the product wanted to remove his car, he started his vehicle and the fire started.
“About 15 vehicles were burnt to ashes, which include 11 private and commercial cars, two Keke Napep, 1 tanker and a tipper.
“You can see that the filling station was all burnt; it even affected the nearby filling station. The Fire Service was there on time to fight the fire.
“They helped a lot and people also helped to stop the fire,’’ Musa said.
The Manager of Shemaco Filling station, which is near the mega station, Malam Nafi’u Inusa, said that the station was also affected by the fire incident, with four of the dispenser pumps burnt.
“It is very unfortunate that this happened. There is nothing we can do about it. May the souls of those that died rest in perfect peace and those that sustained injuries, we wish them quick recovery,’’ Inusa said.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Director of Fire, Mr Paul Abio who confirmed the incident, said that the fire fighters rescued those that were trapped.