Lives lost, many injured as fuel tanker explodes (PHOTOS)

Lives lost, many injured as fuel tanker explodes (PHOTOS)

- A fuel tanker has exploded in Edo state, South-south part of Nigeria

- The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, August 24

One person was on Wednesday feared dead when a tanker laden with fuel ‎exploded at Upper Mission junction on the Benin-Auchi expressway, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

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The explosion, which was said to have occurred at about 7:00am, left no fewer than four persons injured.

It was also gathered that the fire destroyed property worth millions of naira.

Vanguard reported that at least four houses were destroyed when the tanker exploded. Other source from the scene of the accident stated that many people were killed without mentioning the actual number of casualties.

See photos below:

Lives lost, many injured as fuel tanker explodes (PHOTOS)

Many people were killed and about 4 houses razed after a petrol tanker exploded at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi express road in Edo state this morning.

Lives lost, many injured as fuel tanker explodes (PHOTOS)

Scene of incident

Lives lost, many injured as fuel tanker explodes (PHOTOS)

Edo fuel tanker explosion

About four weeks ago, a similar incident happened in Lagos, where a petrol tanker exploded at Cele bus stop along the Mile2-Oshodi Expressway.

The federal government of Nigeria, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), oil marketers as well as other major stakeholders in the oil industry should find a lasting solution to the incessant oil tanker explosion on major roads in the country, in order to nip the incident of lost of lives and properties in the bud.

Source: Naija.ng

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