Six dead, 30 houses razed as petrol tanker explodes in Jebba


At least six persons have died while 30 buildings were razed following a fire incident involving a petrol tanker in Jebba, Moro local government area of Kwara state.

The petrol truck travelling through the ancient town lost control in the early hours of Wednesday and spilled petrol as it rammed into residential buildings.

The accident resulted in huge explosions that burnt down at least 30 houses and shops and killed six persons, according to officials of the state fire service whose swift response has brought the fire under control.

  • Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a statement signed by his spokesman, Rafiu ajakaye has commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and properties in the fire incident.

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