- There was a fire explosion from a fuel-laden tanker in Ibadan
- The inferno which took place on Friday, May 8, claimed the lives of two persons
- Moreover, a lot of properties were also damaged in the flames
As if the fire tanker explosion that caused a lot of scare in the Moniya area of Ibadan was not enough, the flames have claimed the lives of two persons.
The explosion which took place on Friday, May 8, was caused by a collision with an oncoming vehicle near a filling station, The Nation reports.
Journalists gathered that the explosion which lasted for a considerable period of time also destroyed a lot of properties including shops, cars, motorcycles.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Federal Fire Service (FFS) said it has successfully extinguished the fire outbreak at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).
Legit.ng gathered that the FFS's public relation’s office in a post on its official Facebook page showed the building and its officials as well as their fire fighting trucks in current pictures.
It was earlier reported that the office of the accountant-general of the federation is currently up in flames.
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The building tagged “Treasury House” is located beside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in the Garki area of Abuja, the nation's capital.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing the lockdown directive.
A combined team of men of the federal and FCT fire services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.
Also, Legit.ng reported that Friday, February 21, was a saddening day as a tanker fully loaded with fuel, fell and exploded burning a woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser in the Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun area of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.
The incident was, however, confirmed by the Ogun state authorities on Saturday, February 22.
Those who were affected by the fire had been rushed to a hospital located in Abeokuta at the time of this report.
The report said the victims suffered different degrees of burns in the incident which also affected five houses and many shops.
It was learnt that the incident happened after the tanker suffered a flat tyre. A witness who identified herself simply as Olufote, added that the tanker was parked by driver beside the road.
He wanted to fix the tyre, but he did not take into cognisance the fact that the road was sloppy. The witness said just when the driver was trying to talk to the vulcaniser about fixing the tyre, the tanker tilted and fell.
She said the vulcaniser was still working on the tyre of a motorcycle when the explosion happened. According to her, the incident affected many houses including a worship centre for the Muslims.
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