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Many Burnt Alive as Petrol Tankers Exploded in Rivers State

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It was a tragedic Tuesday in Omurelu village in Rivers State as many people lost their lives when two petrol tankers collided and exploded.



The inferno erupted after two petrol tankers went up in flames in a checkpoint-induced accident at Omurelu community along the Elele-Owerri Road, Ikwere Local Government Area, Rivers yesterday September 28.

many houses were burnt, many people were burnt and a lot of lives stock were also burnt to death in the village before they received fire service support to curb the incident.

According to reports, the incident happened when one of the tankers conveying the inflammable product was flagged down by a petroleum task force operating in the area.

preliminary investigation shows that the task force was trying to 'inspect' the tanker driver, another tanker driver on speed lost control and hit the stationary one at the checkpoint. The two tankers fell, spilt their contents, and burst into flames.

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