Tanker Explosion kills four in Ibadan

Written by on July 5, 2021

Four people were confirmed dead on Sunday as a result of multiple accident involving a truck at Bode Market in Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mrs Uche Chukwurah, made this known to newsmen in Ibadan.

The Oyo State Fire Service, a towing vehicle, officers of the Nigeria Police Force and Amotekun Corps were on ground to rescue the victims.

A witness, Farouk Ibrahim, told newsmen that the brake of the tanker failed at Oje Market.

Ibrahim claimed that driver of the tanker was struggling to avoid a tricycle rider, who stayed on the road, when suddenly, he lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure.

He said that the accident would have been prevented, if people had listened and adhered to closure of the market for a seven-day prayer. 

Credit: Vanguard

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