Houses, shops burnt in Yola Early Morning inferno

A file photo of a burning tanker

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in an early morning fire incident in Yola, Adamawa State.

This is as a tanker, laden with fuel exploded after it fell around the popular Maidoki roundabout, near PZ industrial layout.

According to The PUNCH, the fuel truck with registration number YLA 23 XM, reportedly, fell while negotiating the roundabout.

Many shops and properties were engulfed in the explosion.

No live was lost but properties worth over N35 million were reportedly lost.

Mr. Femi Williams, a victim of the disaster and owner of some of the properties affected by the fire, said over 20 shops were destroyed by the fire.

He said two of his cars and industrial equipment used for drilling were also damaged by the inferno.

Operatives of the federal and state fire services as well as security personnel responding to distress call are still on the scene battling to put out the raging fire and maintain public order.

The accident has disrupted vehicular movements as motorists and traffic around the scene of the fire incident was grounded.

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