Benue: 7 Die In Oil Tanker Explosion

At least seven people died in a deadly fire outbreak following a tanker explosion in Benue state on Sunday.

An oil tanker laden with petrol veered off the road and spilled its contents in Oshigbudu area of the state.

Eyewitnesses say huge flames from the burning tanker leaped into nearby houses catching people unawares.

The executive secretary of the Benue state Emergency Management Agency, Mr Emmanuel Shior, told journalists that the fire killed “several people” and destroyed some 50 houses.