Vehicles burnt as petroleum tanker goes aflame in Ibadan

Two vehicles have been burnt as a fire incident occurred in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital when a petroleum tanker reportedly went up in flames Thursday night at the Agodi gate area of Ibadan, a few metres away from Ibadan Zonal office of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from DAILY POST that Sources disclosed that the tanker which was laden with Premium Motor Spirit fell and burst into fire and some vehicles parked within the area caught fire when the tanker went up in flames.

 

Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Services, Mr Ismail Adeleke, said that his men were able to quench the fire around 11.pm on Thursday.

”The fire started from the engine compartment of the tanker and the driver, having seen the burning fire, panicked and jumped out of the moving truck.

”The vehicle lost control and fell, spilling its content on the road and fire raged along the way. Two cars were destroyed but no life was lost in the inferno,” he said

 

 

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