A petrol tanker burst into flames on Friday night in Jos, Plateau State, killing two persons and burning four vehicles.
Reports said the incident occurred in a petrol filling station Friday night, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m, along Bauchi road in Jos north local government.
Premium Times quoted an eyewitness, Ezekiel Dadung, as saying that the fire service officials battled for hours to put out the fire unsuccessfully, adding that the inferno crossed over to a car dealer company and razed four cars.
“The tanker was offloading petrol when it was gutted by fire, two people were burnt beyond recognition. Also four cars in a car stand near the filling station were burnt,” he said.
Some residents living near the scene of the incident attributed the inferno to activities of black marketers.
Since the return of fuel scarcity in Jos, long queues have remained in most filling stations with the attendant spike in unofficial sale of the product on the streets.
This is the third petrol tanker fire to be recorded in the country in a week. Two others were previously recorded in Lagos and Abuja.