Pregnant woman, three children, others burnt to death while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in Ondo

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A pregnant woman, three children and 18 others were on Sunday evening, July 23, reportedly burnt to d£ath after a fuel-laden tanker exploaded at Ore, in Odigbo council area of Ondo state.

It was gathered that the tanker driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Shortly after it crashed, the victims stormed the scene to scoop its content.

ODUDUWA NEWS reports that the fire was ignited by a spark from a phone of the persons scooping fuel that spilled from the tank.

An eye witness account said that they were inside the church when the tanker fell and spilled its contents on the road.

The source who identified himself as Cyriacus said many persons rushed to scoop fuel from the tanker despite being warned by the pastor in the church.

Three children died and we have counted over 15 bodies. A pregnant woman that wanted to buy the fuel also died. The money is still with her.”.

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