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Many feared dead as fuel tanker explodes in Benue

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Many feared dead as fuel tanker fell and exploded in Oshigbudu community, in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State,

According to reports online, the tanker fell and exploded at the Oshigbudu-Obagaji junction, along Oweto-Abuja road on Sunday afternoon, April 18.

An eyewitness, identified as Enojo, said the fuel tanker was turning around Ubagaji/Oshigbudu junction when it fell down and spilled fuel which spread to a filling station and exploded.

“The tanker fell down at a junction in Oshigbudu and while the contents gushed out it spread to a filling station where it exploded. The situation is still tense we can not ascertain the number of lives lost but some people were caught up in the inferno.” He said.

Confirming the incident, the Vice Chairman of Agatu local government, John Ikwulono, many might have lost their lives and that the number of death is yet to be ascertained.



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