JUST IN: Two lifeless as tanker explodes, crushes automotive in Rivers 

JUST IN: Two lifeless as tanker explodes, crushes automotive in Rivers 
Accident Tues

A salon automotive crushed by the fuel-laden tanker in Obiri-Kwerre Flyover alongside East West Highway on Tuesday morning.

Two individuals have been confirmed lifeless when a tanker suspected to be carrying Liquefied Pure Fuel exploded on the Obiri-Ikwerre flyover alongside the East-West on the outskirts of Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

Eyewitness accounts that the explosion occurred at about 9:25 am when the tanker upturned whereas attempting to barter the bypass on the flyover and instantly went up in flames crushing a salon automotive with two occupants inside.

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident

This got here after a month when a fuel-laden tanker exploded alongside the Eleme axis of the East-West Highway claiming about 5 lives and burnt over 60 automobiles.

Within the newest incident, an eyewitness stated two occupants of the automotive have been trapped earlier than they might escape and have been roasted.

He said, “My workplace is simply shut by right here. It was a horrible sight. Two individuals inside a salon automotive parked close by have been burnt past recognition.

“The tanker was attempting to barter by means of the flyover when it fell and the explosion occurred.

The Obiri-Kwere flyover results in the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, Omagwa within the Ikwerre native authorities space of the state.

One other eyewitness who merely gave his title as Fortunate stated the sound of the explosion unfold to residential areas close to the flyover and induced panic.

He said” It was about previous 9 am that I used to be driving in direction of the College of Port Harcourt that I noticed the flames.

“I rapidly made a u-turn as a result of I used to be driving. Many automobiles began making a detour to keep away from the scene of the fireplace, someplace even videoing the fireplace with their telephones”.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident and the casualty determine.

Iringe-Koko, said, “Sure I can affirm that two individuals died within the tanker fireplace. Myself and the Commissioner of Police are on the bottom as I converse to you.

“The fireplace has been put out however the space continues to be harmful as a result of the fuel continues to be licking.

“So motorists are suggested to take different routes to keep away from any additional casualty. The investigation is ongoing. “

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