Residents Panic as Diesel-Laden Tanker Explodes in Ibadan


A tanker carrying diesel has reportedly burst into flames on Thursday at Feranjesu axis along Olunde-Olomi Road in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The tanker was said to have caught fire while coming from Olunde.


According to a reputable news source, the Commandant of the Security Surveillance Team in Oluyole Local Government, Olusegun Idowu, said some people by the road side noticed from its underneath making them to alert the driver.


The driver reportedly jumped out quickly, while everyone around the spot scampered into safety.

The fire was said to have spread, causing an explosion, with the diesel flowing into the roadside drainage and burning.

Meanwhile, the commandant stated that the State Fire Service was yet to be seen at the time of filing this report despite calls made to them over an hour ago.


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