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Petrol tanker catches fire in Akure [Photos]

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A tanker carrying fuel has been reportedly exploded in Akure, the capital Ondo State.

It was gathered that six people died in the inferno, although the exact number of persons affected cannot be ascertained at the time of this report. A correspondent of Sahara Reporters, who was at the scene, also learnt that at least five vehicles were caught in the fire.

The explosion occurred on Wednesday evening at the Shagari Village junction along the Ilesa/ Owo Federal Highway.

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The accident allegedly occurred after the tanker swerved off the road and emptied its content.

Some eyewitnesses blamed the accident on the impatience of the tanker driver.

One of the eyewitness that spoke with us said;

“The fire incident was caused by an articulated petrol tanker coming from the Lagos road, which lost control. Many people driving from the other side of the junction were all trapped as the petrol tanker immediately went up in flames.

“Although, we don’t know the figure of those involved, but I am very sure that the occupants of a Toyota car that hit the petrol tanker have been burnt to ashes.”

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