20 Die, Scores Injured As Tanker Explodes In Benin/Sapele Expressway


At least 20 persons have been reportedly burnt to death after a petrol-laden tanker spilled its content and exploded around the Koko Junction section of the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was learnt that the accident which happened on Wednesday morning burnt about 10 vehicles.

It was further gathered that the victims were passengers of the burnt vehicles.

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According to an eyewitness, in an attempt to avoid a failed portion, the tanker carrying petroleum product fell and exploded.

” More than 20 persons were burnt beyond recognition. About 10 vehicles were trapped in the explosion. The victims were occupants of the burnt vehicles.

“ Officials of FRSC and security agencies are already here trying to remove the corpses. Many persons were injured. It’s a terrible situation,” an eye witness said.

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