6 persons reportedly dead as two tankers collide and exploded in Niger

At least 6 people are feared dead in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State after two fuel tankers caught fire and exploded.

The incident happened on Tuesday 20th October at about 3am. 

It was reported that the tankers loaded with premium motor spirit collided with each other before they burst into flames killing about 6 people.

Men of Niger State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and community members responded swiftly to the scene in consolidated efforts to quench the fire.