Several Burnt To Death In Benue Tanker Fire

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Several people were on Monday reportedly roasted to death after a tanker loaded with petroleum product (PMS) skidded off the road and exploded in Benue.

They tragedy occurred in Ahumbe village along Aliade -Makurdi federal highway in Gwer East Local Government Area of the state at about 5pm.

Although, it could not yet be ascertained the exact number of people killed in the incident, some eyewitnesses said the casualty figure might be over 50.

According to an eye witness, Mr. Austin Nembe, who spoke from the scene of the accident, said the tanker which was conveying fuel from the eastern part of the country, heading for Makurdi, lost control while trying to dodge a pothole and fell off the road.

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