Tanker Explosion Rocks Ibadan

A petrol-laden tanker on Thursday night exploded around NTA Road, in Agodi, Ibadan.

The Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Services, Mr Ismail Adeleke said no life was lost in the fire, but it caused panic in the area and destroyed two private cars.

Adeleke said, “I am there with our men as I talk to you this night (10:30pm). We gathered that the driver parked when he discovered that there was an issue with the engine compartment of the truck.

“The driver checked it and went back to start the vehicle. After this, as he wanted to continue his journey, he found out that fire had started from the engine compartment. He jumped off the truck and the tanker lost control and fell on its side.

“The content was spilt on the road and fire followed. Two cars were also burnt but we thank God no life was lost.”

He added that the fire had been put out completely.

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