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Just in: 50 die, 70 injured in Benue tanker explosion

Just in: 50 die, 70 injured in Benue tanker explosion

 

 

Just in: 50 die, 70 injured in Benue tanker explosion

A tanker explosion in Ahumbe village, Gwer local government area of Benue state on Monday, July 1, have left 50 people dead –

The explosion reportedly occurred while resident in the area were scooping fuel from the tanker which had an accident – Also, 70 others who sustained injuries are currently receiving medical attention in various hospitals in the state Over 50 people have reportedly lost their lives in a tanker explosion at Ahumbe village, Gwer local government area of Benue state on Monday, July 1. Daily Independent reports that the explosion took place while residents of the area where trying to scoop fuel from the tanker.

The tanker which was said to have been coming from Alade was involved in an accident in the area prompting locals to engage in scooping fuel. An official in the local government area, Christopher Avi, said 50 people were burnt to death while 70 other sustained various levels of injuries.  read more click here

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