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BLACK SUNDAY: Twenty Persons Die In Petrol Tanker Fire Outbreak | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jul 24, 2023


No fewer than 20 persons were roasted to death after a tanker exploded at Ore, Odigbo Local government area.

The fire was said to have been ignited by a spark from a phone held by one of the persons scooping fuel that spilled from tanker.

Among the dead were three children and a pregnant woman.

An eye witness who gave his name as Cyriacus said they were inside the church when the tanker fell and spilled its contents on the road.

Cyriacus said some persons rushed to scoop fuel despite being warned by their Cleric.

“We were inside the church when we heard that tanker fell. The rain was also falling. People were taking fuel when fire started after a spark from a phone.

“Three children died and we have counted over 15 bodies. A pregnant woman that wanted to buy the fuel also died. The money is still with her,” he said.

Ondo Police spokesman, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said she was yet to get details of the incident.

By Osagie Otabor

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