8 people trying to unload oil from a truck killed when the vehicle exploded

2023-07-24 16:09:44 | Last Update : 2023-07-24 16:14:46

Eight members of the public who were on their way to unload gasoline after a fuel truck overturned in Nigeria were killed when it exploded. 

At least eight people were killed when a fuel truck in southwestern Nigeria exploded while trying to drain gasoline from the surrounding area after an accident, police said on Monday.

According to the statement, the truck was involved in an accident in Ondo state on Sunday night when it left the road and overturned on its side.

"Some people went there to scoop fuel. In the process, the tanker exploded," said Ondo state police spokesman Fumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya.

This was not the first explosion in Nigeria, as the rail infrastructure is old and inadequate. Accidents involving fuel trucks transported by road are common across the country.

Source: Al Jazeera

WARNING: Comments that contain insults, swearing, offensive sentences or allusions, attacks on beliefs, are not written with spelling rules, do not use Turkish characters and are written in capital letters are not approved.