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Fire engulfs shops in Yola, destroys properties worth millions of naira

An early morning fire in Yola, Adamawa State, destroyed properties worth millions of naira


This happened after a fuel-laden tanker exploded after colliding with the popular Maidoki roundabout near PZ industrial Layout.

The fuel tanker registered YLA 23 XM, is said to have crashed while negotiating the roundabout.

The subsequent explosion engulfed several shops and properties in flames.

Although no one was killed, over N35 million in property was reportedly lost.

Mr Femi Williams, a victim of the disaster and the owner of some of the properties damaged by the fire, said that the fire destroyed over 20 shops.

The inferno also damaged two of his cars and industrial drilling equipment, he said.

Federal and state firefighters, as well as security personnel responding to distress calls, were still on the scene at the time of filing this report, battling to put out the raging fire and maintain public order.

Motorists and traffic around the fire scene have been grounded as a result of the accident, which has disrupted vehicular movements.

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Adamawa State Femi Williams Yola

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