Ibadan Tanker Explosion Claims Two Lives, 4 Vehicles Burnt
File photo of tanker explosion

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.

Concise News reports that 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.

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Hammed says 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.

The witness says the husband and the child escaped while the fire claimed the life of the wife who was in the car.

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

As well, Fadeyi states that four vehicles and two motorcycles were burnt.