Daily Post reports that tragedy occurred Wednesday morning along Eleyele – Ologuneru- Eruwa Road in Ibadan after a tanker fire claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified woman and destroyed property worth millions of naira.
The fire which started around 11am, according to eye witness, was triggered when the truck loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel had difficulty ascending the hilly Ologuneru Road from Eleyele bridge.
Sources disclosed that the difficulty led to the tanker detaching from the truck-head of the vehicle and falling on a Nissan Almera vehicle, spilling its content in the process.
The vehicle was said to be occupied by a yet-to-be-identified woman, who was burnt beyond recognition.
It was learnt that more than five houses close to the scene of the event were razed and affected by the heat of the inferno.
Worse hit is a newly renovated church belonging to Save and Serve Ministry, including the church office, which were completely burnt.
Fire fighters from the state fire service were seen battling the fire before it was finally put out.
Other security operatives at the scene included men of the Nigerian Police Force, Eleyele Division, NPF Special Rescue Squad and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
It took the combined effort of the FRSC officials and the police to forcefully recover the badly burnt body of the occupant.
As at the time of filling the report, the particulars of the woman and the truck driver was yet to be ascertained.
But the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Police Command, ASP Adekunle Ajisebutu while declaring that the command is still investigating the matter said he cannot confirm the number of casualty now.
Ajisebutu in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST said “We are aware of the incident, but we are still investigating the matter. I cannot tell you the actual casualty now.
Source: Daily Post