30 Killed, Many Injured As Fuel Tanker Explodes In Benue

At least 30 people have been killed while many others are said to have sustained various degrees of burns after a petrol-laden tanker exploded in Benue State.

The explosion occurred on Monday, in Ahumbe Village after the tanker fell along the Aliade–Makurdi highway.

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One of the men from the fire service was reported to have been seriously burnt while attempting to put out the inferno.

While those who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment, corpses have now been moved to the mortuary.

However, some villagers, who had arrived the scene to scoop the product got more than they bargained for as the tanker went up in flames.