No fewer than six persons were killed and 30 houses burnt as truck loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) on Wednesday exploded at Jebba in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The tanker, said to be travelling through the ancient town, lost control and spilled its contents, as it rammed into houses.
Eyewitness account said the incident resulted in huge explosions.
Fire Service spokesman, Hassan Adekunle, confirmed the incident.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the bereaved families and the families of those who lost properties, describing the development as devastating and sad.
In a statement, his media aide, Rafiu Ajakaye, said “The governor is very sad at this development, especially with the loss of lives and millions of Naira worth of properties and farmlands.
“He sends his heartfelt condolences to the affected families. He urges them to take heart and remain calm as believers. He has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to move in to determine the material loss.”