Ikorudu - Five people have allegedly burnt to death after a
fuel-carrying tanker exploded due to faulty breaks in Ikorudu, Thisday
The tanker which belongs to Forte Oil, was delivering petrol
to filling stations when the driver lost control and went into a an abattoir.
The tanker is believed to have had faulty breaks and the therefore the driver
was not able to control the heavy vehicle.
The heavy vehicle exploded on impact and a fire quickly
spread around the abattoir, burning both animals and humans alive before they
could make an escape.
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Witnesses called the fire department who only arrived an
hour later, by then many things were already destroyed. Crowds were fuming with
anger and had initially refused the service entry but allowed them to
extinguish the damage.
Burned corpses were sent to the morgue and commercial
activities have resumed since the explosion.
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