We have received news of a petrol tanker explosion that killed over 100 persons who were passengers locked in when explosion occurred. According to an eyewitness, the incident happened on the busy Benin-Ore federal highway Friday morning.
The incident happened around Ugbogwi village adding that more than 40 passengers of a luxury bus that belong to a transport company, the Young Shall Grow Motors, were among the unfortunate persons that were burnt in the inferno.
In addition, it was gathered that the tanker with registration number GA 71 XA belonging to Dangote and a Young Shall Grow Luxury were involved , as it was also gathered that fire also stretched to a close mechanic workshop setting ablaze 8 other vehicles, meanwhile the witness also asserts that a close by local market by the name Igbogui market also got burnt in the inferno.
Passengers of other vehicles numbering over 25 trapped in the explosion were also roasted to death while a few lucky ones escaped with various degrees of buns. Several security and rescue agencies have mobilized to the area for rescue operations.