Six die in Ekiti tanker fire


Six persons died on  Tuesday when a  petrol tanker caught fire in Aramoko-Ekiti, in the Ekiti West Local Government Area, the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Olu Adeyemi, has said.

Adeyemi said this  while conducting a delegation of the  state government  led by the deputy governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, round the scene of the accident.

He said information made available to him indicated that  the accident, which occurred around 7.00 p.m.,  occurred  as a result of  the loss of control of the tanker by  the driver.

The traditional ruler also  said that the entire  content of petrol inside the tanker was burnt.

In her remarks, the deputy governor expressed shock at  the incident and assured the traditional ruler and his subjects of government’s readiness to assist families of the victims.

Adelabu, who  expressed concern at the recklessness of drivers of articulated vehicles, urged aggrieved youths to maintain peace.

Sources said that four occupants of  a  two-storey building  and two road side GSM recharge card vendors died in the incident.


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