Eight persons were burnt to death on Sunday while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker along the Ore-Benin Expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the State, Ezekiel Son-Allah, confirmed the number of casualties on Monday.
According to him, the tanker lost control due to overspending and some residents of the nearby village stormed the scene to scoop the spilled fuel. Unfortunately, it exploded and burnt eight of them to death.
The remains of the victims have been deposited at the General Hospital in Ore.
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