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)