The tanker explosion that occurred at Lapia, in Lapia local government area of Niger state took six lives.
The incident happened during the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and as at the time of this report the State Emergency Management Agency were on their way to the scene of the incident.
The unfortunate incident left in its wake six burnt tankers and a number of burnt cars.
Injured persons from the explosion were rushed to various hospitals close to the incident scene for treatment.
Other government bodies, including NEMA, the state Fire Service, Federal Road Safety and, the Vehicle Inspection Office were on ground to reduce the consequences to a minimal.
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