Over 100 People Died In A Petrol Tanker Explosion Accident On Benin-Ore Highway

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  • Scores Of  Vehicles Got Burnt In The Inferno

Reports reaching 247ureports.com indicates that an early  morning explosion by a petrol tanker has killed over 100 persons who were passengers locked in  when explosion occurred. According to an eyewitness the incident happened at the always busy Benin-Ore federal highway.

According to information gathered from an eyewitness within the area where the incident took place, said the incident happened around Ugbogwi village  adding that more than 40 passengers of a luxury bus that belong to a transport company, the Young Shall Grow Motors , were among the unfortunate persons that were burnt in the inferno.


Moreso it was gathered that the tanker with registration number GA 71 XA. Belonging to Dangote and a Young Shall Grow Luxury were involved , as it was also gathered that fire also stretched to a close  mechanic workshop setting ablaze 8 other vehicles, meanwhile the witness also asserts that a close by  local market by the name  Igbogui market also got burnt in the inferno.

However they said incident had also cause traffic Jam on the two carriageways as rescue activities is still on even as full details of the incident is yet to be ascertain.

Beside, several occupants of other vehicles numbering over 25 trapped in the explosion were also roasted to death while a few lucky ones escaped with various degrees of buns. Several security and rescue agencies have mobilized to the area for rescue operations. Our contact in the area said remains of burnt passengers are still being packed in nylon sacks by operatives of Civil Defence corps, police and Road Safety Corps.

The Corps is to issue a formal statement soon

 

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