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Fuel tanker catches fire, destroys shops and properties in Yola.

A fuel tanker fell on its side and spilt its contents in Yola on Monday morning, this resulted in an uncontrollable fire that razed across the shops in the neighbourhood destroying people's properties.

This incident resulted in a huge traffic gridlock at the very busy Mai Doki Roundabout in Jimeta in Yola capital of Adamawa where the incident happened.

Bystanders and eye witness stated that the fuel tanker which seem to be fully loaded, fell on its side, and its contents spilt out, which in turn caught fire around seven in the morning.

It took the intervention of firefighters from the state fire service and other state organisations to stop the massive blaze from doing even more damage to peoples properties.

Policemen and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps were also invited to the scene of the destruction that had destroyed several shops to restore order in the area and manage the traffic.

The firefighters and road safety corps were able to lift the wrecked tanker off the road with the use of a crane.

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