Tanker explosion leaves 12 persons death, 50 houses destroyed in Benue
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Benue State top news headline this morning over yet another sad occurrence. Over the weekend at least 12 persons were confirmed dead in a tanker explosion that occurred at Oshigbudu village in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
A petrol tanker fell at the Oshigbudu-Obagaji junction and spilt its contents after the driver lost control.
Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, said the tanker caught fire soon after the crash.
Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior, however, put the casualty figure at seven.
He said about 50 houses were destroyed going by the information he got from the local government chairman.
He said a detailed assessment would be carried out today when he visits the scene of the explosion.
More details later
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