Breaking: 5 Burnt to Death As Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kwara

Breaking: 5 Burnt to Death As Petrol Tanker Explodes in Kwara

  • Two children have reportedly lost their lives after a tanker exploded in Kwara state recently
  • An eyewitness disclosed that the two children and a man were casualties of the incident that occurred in Moro LGA of Kwara state
  • Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, the spokesman of the Kwara Fire Service, stated that they are yet to "put a figure of the casualties now"

Kwara state, Ilorin - No fewer than five people, including two children, have reportedly been burnt to death and several others injured after a tanker conveying petrol fell in Moro LGA of Kwara state.

Kwara state, Kwara Fire Service
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Daily Trust reported on Monday, October 23, that the unfortunate incident occurred at the weekend about an hour after the tanker fell and people rushed there to scoop petrol.

Sources claimed the incident occurred when the tanker fell over and emptied its inflammable content along the Ilorin-Jebba Road in Moro LGA of Kwara state.

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How two children and others died in Kwara explosion

Speaking on the development, a witness explained that after the tanker fell, some residents rushed to scoop fuel from it, and in the process, the fire was ignited.

The witness hinted further that two children who went to fetch water were torched by the fire, adding that one died in the process and the second one is battling for life in the hospital, Leadership report added.

Reacting to the development, the spokesman of the Kwara Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, who confirmed the incident, said their men quenched the fire.

“I cannot put a figure of the casualties now,” Adekunle added.

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Meanwhile, ten persons were reported dead while trying to scoop fuel from a tanker laden with petrol that fell at Ore, Odigbo LGA of Ondo state on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

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The spokesperson of the Ondo state police command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the development.

Omisanya disclosed that the operatives of the command received news of the sad incident, and as of Monday, eight people had been confirmed dead.

Explosion rocks Lagos-Ibadan expressway reported earlier that another tanker laden with fuel exploded on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The explosion occurred on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Araromi Town before the Interchange and caused traffic gridlock.

According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Ogun Sector Command, efforts are on to bring the situation under control.


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