JUST IN: Houses, shops burnt as tanker explodes in Niger

A tanker loaded with petrol has exploded after colliding with a trailer engulfing houses, cars and properties.

The incident, Standard News gathered, occurred around 11pm on Sunday. As at Monday morning, details of the losses were yet to be ascertained.

It was learned that the trailer and tanker collided causing the trailer to fall down and catch fire instantly.

Several houses, shops and cars were burnt before the fire service was called from Suleja to put the fire under control.

The Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) has placed the probable cause of the crash to loss of control by the vehicles.

The casualty figures were also yet to be ascertained.

Details shortly…

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