10 Feared Dead As Fully Loaded Gas Tanker Crashes into Market In Ibadan

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


It was confusion galore at Bode Market in Molete, Ibadan on Sunday morning as no fewer than 10 people were feared dead when a fully loaded gas tanker lost control in the area.
New Nigerian gathered that  trouble started when the tanker said to be coming from  Mapo Hall through Oranyan area of Ibadan lost control from Idi Arere and swerved into Bode market where it ran on about 10 persons as well as some vehicles.
According to eye witness account,  all efforts by the tanker driver at manuovering the tanker away from the market failed resulting in the tanker crushing many people.
It was learnt that most of those crushed to death by the tanker were traders at the Bode market and other visitors to the ts adjourning areas.
One of the witnesses at the market said,  ” the tankers overrun some traders. About 10 people died instantly while scores were injured.
As at the time of sending this report , the fears of the fully loaded Gas tanker not exploding has gripped residents of the area and the traders while security operatives and men of the Oyo State Fire Service are on stand by at the scene.

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