Residents of Gwagwa town in Abuja were thrown into confusion Friday evening as a truck conveying gas exploded in the community.
The incident took place around 8.30 pm, near a location known as the Police Junction, Gwagwa.
Some eyewitnesses who spoke to Daily Trust, said the truck driver had suddenly parked at the spot and alerted people to run.
A resident, Sani Khalid, said a cover attached to one of the tanker’s compartment, blown up, followed by the content discharge.
“And within few minutes the truck caught fire and exploded,” Khalid said.
The flame was still raging as of the time of filing this report.
“No one could ascertain the level of the damage caused by the inferno, as residents were watching the incident from afar,” a resident, Usman Muhammed, said.