Elo Edremoda, Warri
SEVENTEEN individuals reportedly burnt to loss of life on Wednesday the place a petroleum tanker fell and exploded into flames close to Koko Junction on the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West council space of Delta State. 4 autos have been burnt within the incident.
The Nation learnt that the tanker spilled its content material because it fell at a nasty spot and residents rushed to scoop the product.
A truck driver, Kola Akintayo, who witnessed the incident, mentioned one other automobile passing by scraped a metallic, igniting a fireplace. “That was what brought on the fireplace,” he mentioned.
One other trucker mentioned 17 individuals died within the incident.
Officers of Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) and safety companies evacuated our bodies and rushed the injured to a hospital in Oghara neighborhood.
The incident has brought on a site visitors snarl, forcing cell policemen to take up emergency site visitors management duties.
Police spokesperson Onome Onowakpoyeya mentioned three individuals died within the incident.