Stella Dimoko Petrol Tank Explosion Kills Over 60 People In Nigeria....


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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Petrol Tank Explosion Kills Over 60 People In Nigeria....

No fewer than 60 persons were feared dead yesterday when a tanker loaded with Petroleum product fell and exploded along Odukpani LGA axis of the Ikom-calabar Highway near the Federal Housing estate, Calabar, Cross River.

The victims were scooping fuel from the tanker when it went up in flames.

An eyewitness, Mr Slyvester Ilem who narrated how the tragedy occurred said; “I saw people running to the scene with gallons and other containers to scoop fuel after the tanker veered off the road into a ditch by the roadside.

“Police officers from Odukpani Division also tried to cordon-off the area but the people refused and continued to scoop fuel. The rest is now history as the tanker burst into flames and engulfed all the people near and within the radius that the product had spread to.

“Let me be modest, the people scooping that fuel will not be less than 60 to 70 people because it was like a market place,” he said.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident adding that they had earlier warned the victims who took advantage of the illegal act but they were all dead now.


  1. Hardship has made people to turn deaf ears on possible dangers. So now what do we call this?

    Even if nobody threw a lighted match stick into the ditch for Goodness sake petroleum products are highly combustible. Even the heat from the sun can cause and explosion πŸ’₯

    RIP to the dead. Some pple are right now praying for a tanker to fall anywhere so that they can scoop fuel.

  2. fly wey nor hear word go follow dead body enter graveπŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

  3. Enter your comment...people never learn.

  4. Oh my country!

    Pls vote for our beloved Stella to win the African female bloggers award 2019 . Let's make her win.
    Use this link

  5. This has absolutely nothing to do with hardship but GREED!!! Like how many times will this happen before Nigerians lol learn. Don't go anywhere close to a fuel tanker spilling its content.

  6. Enter your comment... why on earth can't people learn from others mistake

  7. So sad, if only they stayed away from the tanker, they would still be alive. People never learn.

  8. It is a pity.
    If it is a plane crash, "Nigeria mourns" will be written all over the network stations.
    But this one? Fire don roast goats.

  9. They never learn. Sad. May their souls find rest.


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