Thursday, July 23, 2020

17 die in Delta tanker explosion

SEVENTEEN persons reportedly burnt to death on Wednesday where a petrol tanker fell and exploded into flames near Koko Junction on the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West council area of Delta State. Four vehicles were burnt in the incident.
The Nation learnt that the tanker spilled its content as it fell at a bad spot and residents rushed to scoop the product.
A truck driver, Kola Akintayo, who witnessed the incident, said another vehicle passing by scraped a metal, igniting a fire. “That was what caused the fire,” he said.

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