A statement by NEMA says at least two people have died

A petrol tanker has exploded in Maje town, on the outskirts of Abuja, killing two people and destroying 27 buildings, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.

NEMA D-Zone co-ordinator, Ishaya Chonoko, said the tanker fell and then exploded, killing the two victims and injuring six others. Two of the 29 buildings destroyed were residential apartments while 25 were shops.

According to Chonoko, the injured have been taken to hospital and the situation has been brought under control.

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