Tears as Petrol-Laden Tanker Explodes in Benue, Driver, 2 Others Killed, Many Injured

Tears as Petrol-Laden Tanker Explodes in Benue, Driver, 2 Others Killed, Many Injured

  • Tragedy struck in Benue state on Monday, June 28, when a tanker carrying petrol exploded in the Amoke community
  • The Benue state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the incident, saying three people died
  • The sector commander of the road safety agency in the state said brake failure was responsible for the accident

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Apa LGA, Benue state - Three people were killed and many others injured after a tanker laden with petrol exploded in the Amoke community, Apa local government area of Benue state on Monday, June 28.

The Punch reported that the incident was said to have resulted from brake failure on the part of the tanker.

Petrol-Laden Tanker Explodes in Benue, Driver, 2 Others Dead
People look at the fuel tanker that fell across and exploded at Ibafo on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on June 22, 2016. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
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Legit.ng gathers that the tanker exploded around 7.15am about three meters to Ugbokpo, headquarters of the local government council.

An eyewitness, who identified himself simply as Tina was quoted to have said:

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“The incident happened early this morning (Monday); it is like the tanker suffered a brake failure.”

The sector commander of the Benue state command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yakubu Mohammad, confirmed the incident and said three persons, including the driver of the tanker, lost their lives, Daily Sun also reported.

The FRSC boss also blamed the accident on brake failure and said the fire had since been extinguished.

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Nigerian man escapes death as trailer completely crushes his car

In other related news, a Nigerian man was recently left in rude shock as to how he survived a road accident.

The unidentified man, in a video shared on Twitter by @BiafraS41364171, said he still cannot explain how he is still alive.

Making hand gesticulations to a damaged car in an area, he said he was headed for Asaba in Delta state when a trailer rammed into the vehicle due to a brake failure.

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Man survives accident days after marriage

In a similar development, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man survived a ghastly accident two days after his traditional marriage.

The groom-to-be explained that the accident occurred while he was on his way to see a friend in Keffi, Nasarawa state. He revealed that the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and they veered off into the bush.

TB Reuben noted that the driver had lost control of the vehicle after a tyre removed from the back of the vehicle. He thanked God for giving him the grace to survive the terrible accident.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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