Many feared dead as petrol tanker catches fire in Ibadan


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Many are feared dead in the recent Ibadan fire accident as a petrol tanker gets immersed and spreads fire and affected other vehicles. Read the news here!

It was such a piece of devastating news for us here at on getting the latest updates of a fire accident that occurred in Ibadan recently.

On the 18th of April 2019, at around 2:00 pm along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a tanker suddenly caught fire along the Iwo road on the axis of the Old Ife way.

This tanker was reportedly carrying a full tank of petrol fuel which caused a massive fire explosion at the moment the tanker fell to the ground.

According to the reports reaching us, the accident happened as a result of the petrol tanker suffering a brake failure. The explosion, however, was even induced by some greedy individuals that actually attempted scooping petrol fuel from the fallen tanker moments after it fell to the ground and started leaking.

It is also reported that several properties including houses and cars belonging to residents of the area got damaged in the fire. This accident also had also taken some lives already and the total dead body count is yet to be accounted for.

Watch an Instagram video below which an eye-witness recorded at the scene of the accident;

Rushing to an accident scene of a fallen petrol tanker just to scoop fuel is very bad and should be stopped by fellow Nigerians to save lives.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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