20 feared dead as tanker explodes on Benin-Sapele highway

Tragedy occurred yesterday along the Benin-Sapele-Warri highway when a tanker carrying petroleum product fell and exploded around the popular Koko Junction section of the busy highway.

OHAFIA-TV News gathered that about 20 persons were burnt to death beyond recognition while no fewer than 10 vehicles were gutted by fire.

“The tanker carrying petroleum product was trying to avoid a bad spot when it fell and suddenly exploded between Koko Junction and Ologbo section of the Benin/Warri in Delta State.

“More than 20 persons were burnt beyond recognition. About 10 vehicles were trapped in the explosion. The victims were occupants of the burnt vehicles.

“Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and security agencies are already here trying to remove the dead bodies. Many persons were injured. It’s a terrible situation,” an eyewitness said.

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