A tanker filled with gasoline (diesel) on Thursday exploded at Rano road in Bunkure area of Kano, killing one person and injuring another.
Those affected were Malam Danladi, 45, and Abubakar Ya’u, 35.
Spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed, said the accident occurred at about 8.52 a.m.
“We received a distress call from one Malam Mohammed at about 08.52 a.m that there was a tanker that was gutted by fire on Rano road,” he told NAN.
“On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 09.10 a.m to rescue the victims.”
Mohammed attributed the accident to speed limit violation which, he said, resulted in loss of control by the driver.
According to him, two people were involved out of whom one had died while the other sustained injury.
The victims, according to him, have been handed over to officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).