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Many Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes



Several people have been reported dead following a fire accident from a truck explosion.
The fire incident happened on Monday  at Igbelajewa Village, along the Ilesa-Akure Highway, Osun State.

A truck loaded with diesel lost control, spilling its content. The situation led to a fire that affected several vehicles.

An eyewitness who witnessed the fire incident narrated how it happened:

“Many vehicles are affected here and it has even caused gridlock on the road.

“The officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps are on the ground, diverting motorists to ply Ipetu Ijesa town to ease the traffic.

“Many people were burnt to death while some sustain severe burns. I don’t know the numbers of those that are affected now. The situation is very terrible.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the development to journalists but said, she could not give the number of casualties yet.

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