A petrol tanker explosion that occurred early Friday on the ever busy Benin-Ore expressway in Nigeria has killed not less than 100 people, we gathered.
Most of those who lost their lives in the inferno,
according to eyewitnesses, are passengers who were locked in when the
explosion occurred and could not escape from their respective vehicles.
incident happened around Ugbogwi village, a source on the ground said
more than 40 passengers of a luxury bus that belong to a transport
company, The Young Shall Grow Motors, were among the unfortunate persons
that were burnt in the inferno.
The cause of the accident was
said to be a collision between a tanker with registration number GA 71
XA belonging to Dangote and a Young Shall Grow luxury bus. The incident had caused serious traffic jam on the two carriageways as
rescue activities is still on even as full details of the incident is
yet to be ascertain by relevant authorities.
Road Safety and
Civil Defence personnel have been mobilized for rescue operations. May
the souls of all those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident
rest in peace!