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Photos: Tanker explosion rocks Benue community, many feared dead

Many persons are feared dead after a fuel tanker exploded at the Amoke village of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday morning when the tanker conveying petroleum product went into flame after a brake failure.

According to an eyewitness, Godfrey Idede who spoke with DAILY POST, said the number of deaths could not be ascertained as the incident led to panic in the area forcing economic activities to come an abrupt halt.

However, the Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, while confirming the incident to newsmen, said only three persons were killed.

Mohammed who attributed the unfortunate incident to brake failure said aside from the three victims, no other person sustained injury.

He stated that the fire was put out after some hours, noting that there was no Fire Service stationed close to the scene of the incident.

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