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“We watched in horror as tanker fire roasted female driver, her two children on their way from church”

TEARS flowed freely, last Wednesday, as the charred remains of a mother, her two children and two other persons coming from church were packed into nylon bags after the car they were being conveyed in was razed by a fuel tanker fire in Akure, Ondo State capital.

It as a pitiable sight as residents of Shagari Village on the outskirts of Akure, where the crash occurred, cried their hearts out. The fire, sparked by the impact of the crash, which occurred at about 7pm at the Shagari Village junction on Akure-Owo expressway, consumed every object along its way.

An eyewitness, who operates a motorcycle at the junction, Tope Oyinloye, said “what happened was like a film”.

Sources at the scene said that three of victims were members of the same family while the two others were church members who were given a ride after that Wednesday programme in church. Sunday Vanguard was informed that the mother of two children who were also in the Corolla car was the driver.

Vanguard, October 7, 2018

 

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