Four burnt to death in Kwara tanker explosion

At least four persons were burnt to death with several others injured in a multiple accident along Okołowo expressway in Kwara State on Monday.

According to Daily Trust, the spokesman of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle confirmed the incident.

He said 20 passengers were involved.

He however said “three lives were lost and eight sustained serious burns among the 20 individuals on board.”

The incident occurred when the truck carrying 45,000 litres of petrol lost control after a tyre burst and had a head-on collision with another truck loaded with soya beans.

The third truck involved in the incident carrying soft drinks reportedly ran into them and also caught fire.

The bodies burnt beyond recognition had been removed by rescuers.


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