Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of a 45-year-old tanker driver identified as Dahiru Aliyu.
The incident was said to have occurred at Hotoro NNPC depot in Kano.
Spokesperson of the command, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi revealed that Aliyu entered one of the compartments with a container and foam to mop up spilled fuel, but suffocated and died.
“The incident happened on Monday morning.
“We received a distress call from one Shu’aibu Muhammad at about 10.59 a.m., and we sent our rescue team to the scene immediately.
“The petrol tanker has DKD 411 XF as its registration number,’ the statement disclosed.