Three Die As Explosion Rocks BUA Cement Premises In Sokoto

Tragedy struck on Saturday, March 19 in Sokoto as an industrial fire at BUA cement factory resulted in the death of three persons, while three others were injured.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other equipment and other valuables had also been destroyed by the inferno.

A combined team of federal and state fire service officers battled the fire.

An interim situation information indicated that the inferno is suspected to be caused by an uploading fuel tanker.

A source said that a worker was repairing a stationed tank when the explosion ignited.

The source said three persons died and three others sustained injuries as a result of the incident which was said to have overpowered the company’s safety officers.

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