A petrol tanker explosion has killed no fewer than six persons in the early hours of Wednesday in Jebba, Moro local government area of Kwara state.
According to reports, the petrol tanker which was said to be travelling through the ancient town, had lost control and spilt its contents as it rammed into residential buildings.
Eyewitness account that the petrol tanker explosion, saw over 30 houses and shops burnt, with many injured.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state, has expressed shock and sadness over the petrol tanker explosion, as he commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and properties, describing the development as devastating and sad.
In a statement, Mallam AbdulRazaq’s media aide Rafiu Ajakaye said that “the governor is very sad at this development especially with the loss of lives and millions of naira worth of properties and farmlands.
“He sends his heartfelt condolences to the affected families. He urges them to take heart and remain calm as believers. He has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to quickly move in to determine the material loss.
“He also commends the Kwara state Fire Service and other responders for their efforts which helped to curtail the raging inferno and minimised the loss.
Once again, he condoles with the victims and their families on this very sad incident, and prays to God Almighty to repose the souls of the deceased.”