EX-20170717-59064-NGA – Explosion – Nigeria – Africa

No fewer that 15 persons were feared dead and many others injured yesterday in a fire incident at a tank farm in Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ), Calabar, Cross River State. The Guardian learnt that the incident occurred when a vessel was supplying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, to two of the tank farms around 2:00 a.m. The eyewitness said the ship was on the river supplying the product through pipes that passed through the premises of the tank farms about 700 metres away. He said: "While supplying was going on, a member of staff of one of the tank farms, who was not on duty ...

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