Ibadan Tanker Explosion, 4 Vehicles Burnt, 2 Lives Lost


The tanker laden with petrol which fell and caught fire has claimed two lives and burnt four vehicles at Iwo road area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

An eye witness, AbdulAzeez Hammed, says the tanker which fell and spilt its content around 3:00 pm on Thursday, razed no fewer than four vehicles.

Hammed said he saw a man in one of the affected vehicles removing his child from the back of his wife when they saw the fire approaching their vehicle.

The witness said the husband and the child escaped while the fire caught the wife in the car and burnt her to death.

Confirming the incident, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said that two people lost their lives in the incident.

Fadeyi said four vehicles and two motorcycles were also burnt.

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