Monday, March 19, 2012

Eight People Burnt To Death As Tanker Burst Into Flames, 15 Houses And Four Cars Also Seriously Damaged

This is so sad, eight people got burnt to death, they were fast asleep when the petrol tanker lost control, spillingits contents and bursting into flames. More than 15 houses and four cars also got burnt in the process. May the gentle soul of those who met their death in the unfortunate incident rest in peace.

About eight people, including a family of five were killed while sleeping in their homes after a petrol tanker driver lost control of his tanker, spilling its content and bursting into flames.
The sad incident took place around 4am yesterday morning along the Igwuruta round about in PortHarcourt. Several other residents in the area sustained first degree burns, including the tanker driver and all are receiving treatment in the hospital.
More than 15 houses and at least four cars were razed in the fire. It was eventually put out by the Rivers State Fire Service that arrived at the scene two hours after the fire started. The Rivers state government have promised to compensate the families that lost loved ones in the inferno and also assist burn victims.

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