Tragedy struck in Abuja, the nation’s capital, as three women and four children were burnt to death in a tanker fire on Sunday.

The tanker, which was laden with diesel, was said to have suffered break failure and rammed into another vehicle, resulting in a blaze which killed three women and four children, Channels TV reports.

Those killed were among the eleven occupants of the vehicle that was hit by the tanker.

The Acting Commandant of Nigerian Fire Services in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Okpetusi Julius, said the driver of the vehicle was among those who survived the incident.

File photo: burnt fuel tanker

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