Many Injured As Petrol Tanker Bursts Into Flames In Oyo


Ten victims have sustained varying injuries after a petrol-laden tanker burst into flames in Ogbomoso.

It was reported that the incident occurred on Sunday evening.

The tanker was trying to navigate a roundabout linking the Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway at Poat area when it lost control.

It was gathered that the tanker that was loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) lost control and fell, spiting its content.

It was gathered from sources that some of the residents of the area began to scoop the content and in the process, the tanker exploded.

It was learnt that the ten injured persons have been taken to hospitals for medical attention.

The Oyo State Fire Service confirmed the incident on Tuesday.

General Manager of the state fire service, Reverend Canon Yemi Akinyinka, while speaking on Tuesday, said men of the command were able to put a stop to the fire.

Akinyinka in a telephone conversation with our correspondent said, “Yes it happened. Thank God that you called. Nobody died.

“But, some people were injured”.

It was reported that the incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.

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