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Petrol tanker explodes in Ibadan, cars burnt

Two cars were burnt on Thursday night in Ibadan when a fully loaded petrol tanker exploded.

• November 19, 2021
Photo from scene of tanker explosion (Credit: Guardian Newspapers)
Photo from scene of tanker explosion (Credit: Guardian Newspapers)

Two cars were burnt on Thursday night in Ibadan when a fully loaded petrol tanker exploded.

According to a witness, James Oladeji, a commercial tricycle rider, the incident occurred at the Agodi area of Ibadan, on Total Garden-Gate road, near the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) station.

Mr Oladeji said the driver of the tanker, laden with premium motor spirit, jumped out from the truck when he noticed the fire from the engine apartment of the truck while in motion.

With no driver in control, he said the truck spilt its content on the road before exploding.

Two vehicles were burnt while the occupants of the cars were said to have narrowly escaped death.

Four water tank trucks from federal and state fire services were deployed to the scene as officers made frantic efforts to prevent the inferno from spreading.

The dual carriageway was cordoned off by security operatives who diverted traffic from the axis to other parts of the city.

Speaking on the incident, the Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Services, Ismail Adeleke, confirmed the incident, saying he and his men were at the scene at 11:00 p.m. before they could finally put out the fire.

He said no life was lost in the incident.


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