Two petrol tankers exploded in Kano, North West Nigeria, on Monday resulting in the death of at least 4 occupants of the vehicles.
The explosion according to eyewitnesses, occurred at about 6am after two petrol tankers collided, resulting in panic on BUK Road in the ancient city.
The eyewitnesses told Channels Television that people in the environ erroneously attributed the explosion to a bomb planted by the Boko Haram insurgents which caused a stampede. Several people sustained injuries from the stampede.
Motorists were also seen re-routing to alternative roads to avoid being caught in the presumed violence.
However, state fire service officials debunked the eyewitnesses’ claim on the casualty figure, stating that only one person died in the incident. The officials also stated that the blaze had been brought under control and the road reopened for normal activities.