3 burnt to death in Abeokuta fuel tanker explosion
Around 8.00am, along the famous IBB Boulevard, Kuto-Oke-Ileweo Lane, where CBN and GT Bank are located, an explosion was reported.
It was found to be a fuel tanker fire, with balls of fire enveloping the atmosphere, that exploded in the area.
With three people burned to death, the fuel tanker fire engulfed the vehicles locked to the tanker.
There were men from the Ogun State Fire Service at the scene, battling the raging inferno.
People fled for safety within the city.
Special Duties Commissioner Femi Ogunbanwo, who was at the scene, said the rescued victims were taken to the hospital and treated at the expense of the government.
He also reported that the cause of the incident was being investigated in order to avert re-occurrence.