Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tanker fire destroys shops in Edo

An early morning fire that resulted from a tanker explosion at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi Expressway razed several shops on Wednesday.                                                    

Residents scooping fuel that spilled from the tanker escaped death as they ran for safety before the fire spread.

Four persons were injured in the inferno, while several vehicles were razed.

It was initially believed that some persons were caught in the inferno but after the fire was put out, it was discovered that nobody died.

The fire caused heavy traffic along the road.Eyewitnesses said the tanker driver attempted to make a U-turn at a diversion sign on the road when the tanker fell and spilled its content.
Chat 212fm gathered that the tanker driver fled the scene after the incident.