Six killed in Cross River tanker explosion


By Emma Una
CALABAR – THREE Soldiers were allegedly among six persons burnt to death in Iwuru in Biase Local Government Area in central district of Cross River State on Wednesday night when a tanker laden with petroleum products crashed and exploded along the Calabar – Ikom highway.

A fuel tanker laden with petrol fell and caught fire on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State destrying some properties.

The incident which occurred seventy kilometres away from Calabar according to an eye witness who gave her name as Agnes happened when the taker developed break problem and the driver tried to maneuver it to a ditch to avoid collision with oncoming vehicles causing the tanker to upturn.

The soldiers, according to Agnes were travelling in opposite direction when the accident occurred and they stopped their vehicle and rushed to rescue the driver and the…

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