Death toll from Suleja Tanker explosion rises to three

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Death toll from Friday’s Dikko Tanker explosion in Minna, Niger State has risen to three, official sources say.

The explosion occurred evening at Dikko-junction on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway burning down several cars.

Firefighters were unable to bring the fire under control till about 4:30am on Saturday.

One deceased had been deposited in a morgue at Umaru Musa Hospital, Sabon Wuse, where many injured were being treated.

Director General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ahmed Inga says the agency will investigate the cause of the explosion.

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