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Akure

News just reaching us confirms that a tanker vehicle loaded with fuel has caught fire in the city of Akure which is the Ondo State capital.

Akure

The said fire accident happened when the petrol tanker vehicle, on top speed, tried to avoid colliding with another car.

It lost control and instantly exploded when it fell.

The accident occurred few meters away from an NNPC filling station on the ever busy Onyarugbulem junction which links Shagari village along the Owo-Benin expressway, Akure.

Akure

As of the time of filling this report, sources told DKMNGR that many people were trapped in the fire accident, which they said also affected some buildings by the roadside have been affected also.

“The tanker was on a high speed when a Toyota Corolla car suddenly crossed the road; as the tanker driver was trying to avoid hitting the car, he swerved off his lane and the vehicle fell on the car; it caught fire immediately.

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“Although, we don’t know the figure of those involved, but I am very sure that the occupants of the Toyota car that hit the petrol tanker have been burnt into ashes,” he said.

The eyewitness added that it took many hours before the men of Ondo State Fire Service arrived the scene to put it out.

Some men of the state police command and the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps also made efforts to avoid more casualties.

Sunday Akinseye

is the Lifestyle Editor at dkmngr. he is a blogger, and social media addict.

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