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Tragedy as Kerosene explosion kills 5, injures scores



By Timi Black

ABUJA -About five persons were burnt to death in a suspected kerosene tank fire disaster which occured in Abuja on Friday night.

It was gathered the deceased persons burnt beyond recognition following the explosion of a surface kerosene tank at Kubwa Satellite Town in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

However, the total figures and the identities of the victims were sketchy at the time of filing this report on Saturday night.

According to eyewitnesses said several other persons sustained varying degrees of burns with properties destroyed.

The Police Command of FCT that confirmed the incident, according to the AIT last night, added the fire had been brought under control and its officers and men deployed to the scene to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the inferno to cause more damage in the area.

Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, according to the AIT, said the explosion occurred in Kubwa Village Market opposite the main market.

( AIT)