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Twenty fuel scoopers burnt to death in Ondo tanker accident

Written by on July 24, 2023

20 persons were burnt to death in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State yesterday.

The victims were reportedly scooping fuel from a petrol tanker that fell and spilled its content along the Benin–Ore-Sagamu Expressway.

According to an eyewitness, the fire was ignited by a spark from a phone held by one of the persons who were scooping fuel.

The eyewitness stated that the victims of the disaster included three children and a pregnant woman who brought a sum of N100,000 to the scene to buy fuel.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami,  has confirmed the incident.


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