Two persons have lost their lives after a fuel-laden tanker exploded on the Abakaliki–Onueke-Afikpo Expressway.

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in the state, Mr Igwe Nnabuife, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Saturday, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Nnabuife said that the truck, which was carrying Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, known as petrol, caught fire on Friday around 8: 20pm at the airport junction axis of the highway.

“One vehicle was involved. We have not been able to identify the registration number because the vehicle was burnt beyond recognition.

“On fatality, two persons were killed while one was seriously injured. The dead ones have been taken to Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

“The injured person was taken to Onueke General Hospital, Ezza-South Local Government Area of Ebonyi,” the Sector Commander said.

Tanker explosion kills two on Abakaliki–Afikpo Expressway

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