Fresh Kano fire kills three, razes filling station


Another fire outbreak hit Kano on Wednesday and killed three persons and razed a filling station and a fuel tanker.
The filling station, owned by A. A. Rano, a popular petroleum products marketer on Bompai Road, adjacent to the Grand Central Hotel, was completely razed.
Eyewitnesses said the fire disaster, which happened at about 2pm, started when a fuel tanker was discharging fuel into the filling station’s underground tank.
One of the eyewitnesses said, “In the process of discharging petrol into the underground tank, there was a spark and the tanker caught fire. The inferno engulfed the entire petrol station and trapped the driver while others took to their heels.  The man and two others were burnt to death.”
When our correspondent visited the scene, the body of the driver and the tanker were still burning.
Another eyewitness told our correspondent that one of the petrol attendants, identified as Mallam Ali, who was gauging the fuel level and the driver’s assistant were the other two that died in the incident.
The timely intervention of security agents prevented the Manager of the filling station from jumping into the fire to rescue Ali.
Besides, the timely arrival of the security operatives also prevented hoodlums from looting the fuel station
Also, the fire, which raged for about two and half hours, burnt six vehicles to ashes, while a building close to the filling station, known as Visa House, was also torched.
As of the time of filing this report, firefighters from the CBN Fire Service,  Mr. Lee Company, as well as the Kano State Fire Service, including  fire fighters from supportive agencies battled the raging fire for two hours.
Efforts to contact the Director of Fire Services in Kano for comments were unsuccessful as his mobile phone was not reachable.
In the last three months, over 10 fire incidents had been recorded in Kano, with the worst been that of Rimi Market in Sabon Gari.
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