10 burnt to death as tanker explodes in Jos


No fewer than 10 people were on Thursday burnt to death when a petrol tanker crashed along Bauchi Road junction in Jos, Plateau state.
Spokesman of the Plateau state police command, Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said the tanker, which was conveying petrol, lost control, crashed and burst into flames.
He said three other vehicles and two tricycles were burnt, adding that 10 people were burnt beyond recognition.
In a statement, Alabo said,
“This afternoon, we received information from a good Samaritan that a tanker conveying PMS lost control, crashed, and burst in flames along Bauchi Road Junction.
“The commissioner of police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, directed the Angwan Rogo Divisional Police Officer and his team of detectives to immediately move to the scene of the accident.
“Upon arrival, it was discovered that 10 yet-to-be-identified persons were burnt beyond recognition.
“Their bodies were later deposited at Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos.
“Three other vehicles and two tricycles were also affected by the fire.”


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