A tanker crashed then later exploded and caught fire in in a village in Adamawa state, killing no fewer than 12 people who had rushed to the scene to scoop fuel from the damaged vehicle, a local official said Monday.
The head of the Ganigaku village in Adamawa state, where the accident occurred said the residents rushed to the crashed truck to scoop fuel, then a spark led to a huge explosion from the tanker which killed 12 people. Some unconfirmed sources put the death toll at over 25.
He also narrated that the tanker had skidded off the road and overturned when the driver attempted to avoid a pothole.
May the Souls of the Departed Rest in Peace.