Fuel Tanker Explosion Leaves Scores Dead

  • The number of casualties can’t be ascertained

Unspecified number of persons died on Sunday when a fuel laden truck exploded in Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

Ekohotblog gathered that residents of the area became apprehensive on Sunday afternoon when the tanker conveying petroleum product fell on the road side in a densely populated area of the community.

The inferno, according to an eyewitness, razed shops and houses of residents of the area.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior confirmed the incident to Channels TV.

According to him, a statement will be issued subsequently, noting that he would inform the state governor, Samuel Ortom on the incident.

“The fire inferno at Oshugbudu in Agatu local Government, my local government of origin today, 18-04-2021 which has claimed so many lives and destroyed properties yet to be quantified, is the Chief of all the calamities that have fallen us this year,” he said.

The number of casualties can’t be ascertained as of the time of filing this report as details of the incident are still sketchy.

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