Tragedy As 17 People Are Killed In Delta Tanker Explosion

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No fewer than seventeen people were reportedly burnt to death in a Delta tanker explosion, while some others were seriously injured.

The incident happened around Koko Junction along the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday.

But the police confirmed that three people were burnt beyond recognition in the tanker explosion which left many other victims with injuries.

Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred at about 11.00 a.m when the tanker laden with petroleum product suddenly fell as the driver was maneuvering a bad portion of the express road.

Consequently, the petroleum product spilled on the ever-busy highway and resulted in an explosion.

Sources said that several victims were burnt beyond recognition while no fewer than 10 vehicles were gutted by the inferno.

One of our sources said, “More than 20 persons were burnt beyond recognition.

“About 10 vehicles were trapped in the explosion. The victims were occupants of the burnt vehicles”.

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