Panic over tanker truck explosion in Ibadan

A fuel tanker caught fire on Thursday after exploding at the Apata junction along the Ibadan/Abeokuta highway, Oyo state.

The tanker truck was reported to have lost control and crashed into some shops opposite the NNPC service station before bursting into flames.

Viral videos on social media captured the raging fire, as onlookers and eyewitnesses called for help.

Nevertheless, The nation reported that state fire service officers arrived at the scene shortly after the fire incident.

Oyo State Police Command spokesman Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident, stating that the Divisional Police Officer in the area had deployed men to the scene.

More details later…

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