17 Died, Many Injured In Delta Tanker Explosion
No fewer than 17 people died and many were injured in a tanker explosion which happened near Koko junction section of the Benin/Sapele Expressway, Ethiope West Council area of Delta state on Wednesday.
It was gathered that four vehicles reportedly got destroyed in the incident, eyewitness confirmed that the sad incident occured around 8am while the police said only three persons died in the inferno.
According to findings, the petrol-laden Eveco truck was trying to manoeuvre a bad spot when it fell.
The said truck reportedly exploded when residents of the area rushed to the scene to scoop fuel.
A reliable source said driver of the tanker had gone to report the incident and residents scooping fuel at the Police checkpoint in Koko junction when they heard the explosion.
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