Nigeria

Fire guts filling station in Adamawa

No fewer than five people have died in a fire incident in Mubi town in the northern part of Adamawa State.

It was gathered that the fire started at a filling station in the early hours of Wednesday when fuel was being transferred from a petrol tanker directly into hundreds of jerry cans at Kasuwan Gyela.

Mubi, a commercial border town, is a smuggling hub with smugglers ferrying jerry cans of petrol overnight into Cameroon.

The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADDEMA), Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, who confirmed the incident said three people had died while two others were receiving treatment at a hospital.

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