Just like in Lagos where a fallen oil tanker caught fire which destroyed 21 vehicles another oil tanker caught fire in Abuja on Wednesday but the swift response of fire officials prevented any damage.
The petrol tanker laden with the product caught fire at the Conoil service station on Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja.
The tanker, which was offloading petrol at about 5:55 p.m., at the station, was engulfed in fire, making motorists and passerby to scamper for safety.
The intervention of the fire service saved the situation as about six fire machines were deployed to extinguish it.
The inferno, however, lasted till 7:10 p.m. when the fire fighters succeeded in combating it.
Scores of onlookers, who besieged the station, shouted on top of their voices when the fire service succeeded in putting it out.
Mr Gidado Ismail, an official of the Fire Service, said…
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