No fewer than ten (10) persons have sustained varying degrees of injuries after a petrol tanker lost control and burst into flames in the Ogbomoso axis of Oyo State.
According to reports, the tanker in an incident that occurred on Sunday evening, was trying to navigate a roundabout linking the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway when it lost control.
It was further reported that the tanker that was loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) lost control and fell, spilling its content of which some of the residents of the area began to scoop the content and in the process, the tanker exploded.
Meanwhile, the ten injured persons have been taken to hospitals for medical attention.
The Oyo State Fire Service which confirmed the incident through the General Manager, Reverend Canon Yemi Akinyinka while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, said men of the command were able to put a stop to the fire.
Akinyinka in a telephone conversation with Daily Post said, “Yes it happened. Thank God that you called. Nobody died.
“But, some people were injured”, he added.
Recall that the incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.