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Eight burn to death in Ore tanker explosion



Eight burn to death in Ore tanker explosion
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The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo State, Ezekiel Son-Allah, on Monday revealed that eight persons were burnt to death while scooping fuel from a tanker conveying petrol which fell, spilling its content at Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area, Ondo State, along the Ore-Benin Expressway on Sunday evening.

The FRSC zonal boss disclosed that the tanker, painted in white colour, have no registration number, saying that the driver lost control because of overspending, causing the accident.

Son-Allah said that residents of nearby community rushed the scene to scoop the spilled petrol, and unfortunately, the tanker exploded, burning eight persons to death.

The FRSC boss, disclosing that the motor boy of the tanker managed to escape from the scene unhurt, said that the FRSC rescue team has deposited the remains of the victims at the morgue of the General Hospital in Ore.

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