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Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by oshozondii: 5:55pm On Apr 18, 2021
An unspecified number of people have feared dead on Sunday in the Oshigbudu community in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, when a tanker conveying petroleum products fell and exploded.

Sources in the area told the Nigerian Tribune on the phone that the tanker fully loaded with petroleum products fell at the Oshigbudu-Obagaji junction which later exploded.

A local who simply identified himself as Enojo said that the fuel tanker was negotiating Ubagaji/Oshigbudu junction when it fell down and poured its content which spread to a filling station along Oweto axis and exploded.

Enojo said that the fire incident had destroyed major parts of Oshigbudu community.

According to Enojo, “the tanker fell down at a junction in Oshigbudu and while the contents gushed out it spread to a filling station where it exploded.

Enojo said that as at the time of speaking to our correspondent, “the situation is still tense we can not ascertain the number of lives lost but some people were caught up in the inferno.”

But confirming the incident, Vice Chairman of Agatu ocal government, John Ikwulono said that many people might have lost their lives in the tanker explosion.

Ikwulono said, “at the moment, we can not ascertain the number of death now, this thing (tanker explosion) happened at Ubagaji/Oshigbudu junction.

“The tanker was conveying fuel and fell down at that particular junction and fuel gushed out of the tanker and it spread to a nearby fuel station towards Oweto and the filling station caught fire and several houses around the area got burnt.

When further asked of the casualty, Ikwulono said, “people who were not able to escape also got burnt,” adding, “the situation is still on, it is a very terrible thing.

Ikwulono said the situation was compounded due to the non-availability of fire service in the Local Government.

“There is no fire service in Agatu and the only one we have in the zone, (senatorial district) is in Otukpo (which is about one hour drive to Oshigbudu) and when we contacted them, they said their vehicle has broken down.

Ikwulono said that the people had to resort to the use of manual efforts (using water and detergent) to put out the fire, but added that “the damage has already been done.”

He called on the State Emergency and Maintenance Agency SEMA as well as National Emergency and Maintenance Agency NEMA to come to their aid.

When contacted, the State Fire Service Director, Engineer Donald Ikyaaza said that he just received the report but explained that the area (Oshigbudu) is very far from the state capital.

The director however said that the fire service department does not have a substation in Otukpo, adding that the fire service in Otukpo is owned by the Federal Government.


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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by HenryThegreat1(m): 6:33pm On Apr 18, 2021
God have mercy upon His children.
May their souls rest in peace.
Benue state shall.

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Freshboye1(m): 6:33pm On Apr 18, 2021
Haaa, God have mercy on this country...
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Matheusmartin: 6:33pm On Apr 18, 2021
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Those that were not born, or those that died immediately they were born are the luckiest sets of people.

Phew! cry

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Oluwaricky88(m): 6:34pm On Apr 18, 2021
God save us
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by GREATESTPIANIST: 6:34pm On Apr 18, 2021
Oh God, may their souls rest in peace.....
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Igbankpa(m): 6:34pm On Apr 18, 2021
so much bad news from benue


what's happening to the food basket of our nation?
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Oyiboman69: 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
Buhari.....
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by heendrix(m): 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
I and fellow top men of God in this country pray good news comes out from Benue if at all it'd be once

Condolences to the affected families and well wishers

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Stephanx1988(m): 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
A failed system.

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by smalline8(m): 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
Nawa ooh, living in Nigeria alone is Risky sad sad
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by JooEeL(m): 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
Fulani bomb explosion tactic.

See them shouting in the video like naive people. They can't even read between the lines. Mtcheew. undecided

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by francisisking: 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
Buhari why
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Randy100: 6:35pm On Apr 18, 2021
Agatu always in the news for wrong reasons.
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Potom(m): 6:36pm On Apr 18, 2021
May God Almighty save from unexpected accident this year. Rip to the dead
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by willexyaho(m): 6:36pm On Apr 18, 2021
To bad
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by ghiloman28(m): 6:36pm On Apr 18, 2021
God heal the land sad
This must be as a result of non challant attitude of some people angry
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by ThefemaleKing: 6:36pm On Apr 18, 2021
This is terribly sad. May God continue to help us all. My Benue cry
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by EricaNyash: 6:37pm On Apr 18, 2021
Jesu!
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Emmyjb(m): 6:37pm On Apr 18, 2021
May God grant them eternal rest....
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by SarkinYarki: 6:37pm On Apr 18, 2021
God help NIGERIA oooo
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by jericco1(m): 6:38pm On Apr 18, 2021
The rate at which people die in this country is alarming.

May their respective souls rest easy. cry
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Sonnobax15(m): 6:39pm On Apr 18, 2021
lipsrsealed
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Toks2008(m): 6:40pm On Apr 18, 2021
Hmmm

Fire service vehicle currently faulty..

Hospitals will tell you no space, they can't handle it.

May their souls R.I.P

There was a country.
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Tonymegabush1(m): 6:40pm On Apr 18, 2021
Petrol Tanker again time has reach for nigerians to stop moving pms through truck amidst our death trap roads there are other means of exportation either by train �
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Chatflick(m): 6:41pm On Apr 18, 2021
It's becoming unbecoming
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Ppogbae: 6:42pm On Apr 18, 2021
Benue is such a damn useless sate
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by ifytrik(m): 6:43pm On Apr 18, 2021
It was a terrible scene, it actually took the life of my friend and his customers that came to buy medicine from him, RIP chinedu you Will remain in our heart forever

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Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by KangaIye: 6:44pm On Apr 18, 2021
"When contacted, the State Fire Service Director, Engineer Donald Ikyaaza said that he just received the report but explained that the area (Oshigbudu) is very far from the state capital.
The director however said that the fire service department does not have a substation in Otukpo, adding that the fire service in Otukpo is owned by the Federal Government."


What a failed country, this is a place I know very well with good people.

The Fire Service Station in Oturkpo is just an empty ghost building, while the state fire service in makurdi won't even make it to Oshigbudu in the next 5 hours self so no need of contacting them.

What a Failed Country
Re: Several People Feared Dead As Tanker Explodes In Benue by Dickson178(m): 6:45pm On Apr 18, 2021
angryI haven't heard about the driver and the conductor , does it really means that, they're dead or what ? :'

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