Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Not fewer than 20 persons were burnt to death following a tragic tanker explosion on Sunday at Ore, Odigbo Local government area, Ondo State.

According to The Nation, the fire was 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.

Speaking on the incident, 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 stated that some persons rushed to scoop fuel despite being warned by their Cleric.

He said: “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.”

Ondo Police spokesman, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said she was yet to get details of the incident as the time of this report

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