No fewer than 20 persons were killed as a result of a tanker explosion around Koko Junction along Benin/Sapele Expressway in Delta State on Wednesday morning.
Eyewitnesses said the accident involved 10 vehicles and casualties were burnt beyond recognition as a result of the fire caused by the explosion.
“The tanker was trying to manoeuvre a bad spot when the driver lost control, resulting in the explosion,” a police source said.
The Benin/Sapele Expressway has been in deplorable condition for more than three years, leading to the loss of several lives.
SaharaReporters, New York