BREAKING: Petrol Tanker Explodes In Ibadan


A petrol tanker has exploded in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to a report by The Nation, a petrol-laden tanker has exploded along NTA operation burst road before UCH area of Ibadan in Oyo State.

Petrol Tanker Explodes In Ibadan
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The Nation learnt that the explosion began around 9pm.

In the video seen by The Nation, many buildings went up in flames.

A local radio outlet – 32fm949Ibadan confirmed the incident.

It said: “There’s a gas explosion around NTA operation burst road before UCH, Ibadan. Please if you are driving through that route tonight, seek an alternative route!”

As at the time of filing this report, no causality has been reported.

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The Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Services, Mr Ismail Adeleke also confirmed the incident.

He said “The content was spilt on the road and fire followed. Two cars were also burnt but we thank God no life was lost”


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