One killed in Oyo petrol tanker fire

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Ogbomoso – One person was  confirmed dead while  properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in a tanker fire incident that occurred on Monday night   at Takie area of  Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

Eye witnesses reports that the  fire  was caused by a petrol tanker  which crashed into a nearby park  following  brake failure.

Some eye-witnesses told NAN that the vehicle, which was trying to negotiate a  roundabout at Takie, fell and spilled its content before bursting into flames.

The Oyo State Police Command  confirmed the death of   a motorcyclist who was crushed when the vehicle ran into the  park.

The spokesperson of the command, Mrs Bisi Ilobanafor,  confirmed  the death of the motorcyclist in  an interview with NAN.

Ilobanafor also  said  policemen as well as officials of the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the State Fire Service were  at the scene to put out  the fire.(NAN)

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