December 23, 2015 – Petrol Tankers Catch Fire While Dropping Fuel at Akure Filing Station, 10 Escaped Death Narrowly
At least 10 people escaped death by a whisker today in Akure, the capital of Ondo State while two tankers dropping fuel in a filling station exploded.
The explosion we learnt caused a traffic gridlock on the Akure-Ondo Expressway
Here is how National Mirror reported the explosion:
Those who escaped death in the fire incident included the drivers of the two trucks, their assistants and the workers at the filling station.
The incident which caught the workers unaware started around 2.30pm when the tanker drivers were dropping fuel in the dump at the station.
One of the workers in the filling station said that the drivers and the assistants were dropping fuel into the fuel dump when the tankers burst into flame.