A tanker conveying fuel has exploded in Akure, Ondo State.
The explosion occurred some hours in the past on the Shagari Village junction alongside the Ilesa/ Owo Federal Freeway.
Based on eyewitness experiences, no fewer than six folks died in the inferno. Automobiles plying the route on the time had been additionally burnt in the explosion which occurred a brief distance from the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) mega filling station in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
An eyewitness mentioned: “The hearth incident was attributable to an articulated petrol tanker coming from the Lagos highway, which misplaced management. Many folks driving from the opposite facet of the junction had been all trapped as the petrol tanker instantly went up in flames.
“Though, we don’t know the determine of these concerned, however I’m very positive that the occupants of a Toyota automobile that hit the petrol tanker have been burnt to ashes.”
Stay hearth burning in shagari junction in Akure. After a tanker fell and spill it is content material. It took hours for the hearth division to intervain pic.twitter.com/tvAlSWOFiT
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