Two confirmed dead, over 20 houses razed in Delta gas tanker explosion

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Two confirmed dead, over 20 houses razed in Delta gas tanker explosion

Two persons were burnt to death when a liquefied petroleum gas laden tanker exploded at Ohoror community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

 

The incident occurred at about 2:25am on Thursday January 27, at the popular Ohoro Junction, along Warri-Portharcout Expressway. 

 

A total of four trucks, including the LPG-carrying truck, were burnt down in the fire accident

 

Properties including vehicles and over 20 residential buildings worth hundreds of millions of naira were razed down, 

 

It was gathered that the ugly incident happened when a truck carrying granite rammed into a stationary truck said to be carrying diesel. 

 

“The incident happened around 2 am last night when a trailer derailed and collided with one of the fuel tankers parked by the side of the East-West road,” a witness said. 

 

“The diesel-laden tanker exploded and went into flames, which spread fire to other petrol and gas-laden tankers and burnt down over residential buildings in…



Source: Linda Ikeji