Fuel Tanker
tanker explosion

A loaded-petrol tanker has gone up in flames, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The accident occurred when the driver of the tanker attempted to avoid colliding with a car.

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Concise News learned that the driver lost control and the tanker immediately exploded when it fell.

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

At the time of this report, people were said to be trapped in the raging inferno, which they said also affected some buildings by the roadside.