Petrol Tanker Caught Fire In Ibadan; Explosion Destroyed 70 Buildings

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April 23, 2013 – Petrol Tanker Caught Fire In Ibadan, 70 Houses Destroyed

Early Tuesday morning in Omitowoju area of Ibadan, the largest city in Nigeria, a petrol tanker caught fire while traveling along a local restaurant.

The fire caused a raging explosion that destroyed over 25 houses and 45 commercial shops in the area.

NEMA officials have put the fire under control but the casualities figure couldn’t be ascertained as at the time of this report.

But eye witnesses revealed that more than 10 people were burnt to death in the inferno.

A deadly fire explosion that rocked the capital city of Oyo state last year destroyed several properties nearby NNPC mega station very close to Iwo road.