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Two Cars Burned, 3 People Confirmed Dead Already As Tragedy Strucks in Delta State This Morning




Tragedy strucks in Delta State today, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 as tanker explodes. 

The incident occurred near Koko junction section of the Benin-Sapele Expressway, Ethiope West Council Area of Delta State. 

Three persons have been confirmed dead in a tanker explosion already. 

The Delta State Police spokesperson has confirmed the incident adding that 3 people were burned beyond recognition on the spot 

The Delta State Police spokesperson, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the three persons were burned beyond recognition on the spot.

The State Police spokesperson, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said that two cars were burned together with three motorcycles in the unfortunate incident that happened around 8am.

“The driver of the truck was trying to manoeuvre a bad spot when it fell.

“The truck exploded when residents of the area rushed to the scene to scoop fuel,” Onome Onowakpoyeya said. 



Onome Onowakpoyeya also said that officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and security agencies were at the scene to assist in evacuating the corpses and rushed other injured persons to a hospital in Oghara community.

”The incident caused heavy traffic but the mobile policemen were there to control the traffic,” 

A source said that he don't know the number of persons that died as they were not allowed to come close to the scene. 

“I don’t know the number of persons that died because we were not allowed close to the place. A car got burnt. The tanker got burnt too,” the source added.

If we go out and come back safely every day is a big testimony we ought to be grateful to the Almighty. 

These people that lost their lives today didn't know it will be so. 

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