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Breaking: Tragedy as Adulterated diesel Explosion kills pick-up van driver


Adulterated diesel Explosion kills pick-up van driver

The explosion of a mini choose van on Muritala Mohammed Highway Bebobsco axis on Monday night in Calabar induced chaos, with the driver killed and the opposite occupant narrowly escaping demise.

The mini choose up van was reportedly transporting adulterated diesel drums to an unknown vacation spot; nonetheless, after they arrived on the Bebobsco bus cease, they had been pressured to decelerate resulting from velocity bumps; nonetheless, the driver failed to note them in time, making it troublesome to cease with velocity, leading to a spark and explosion.

Mr Gilbert, an eyewitness, knowledgeable Newsmen that the Mini Pick up was coming from EPZ when the unlucky tragedy occurred.



“It happened while the vehicle was in motion, you know there are some speed bumps around the area due to the opening that was made last year to allow vehicle make U-Turn, but the driver didn’t notice and had to stop abruptly, which led to the explosion.”

“We suspect he was carrying adulterated Diesel because a normal product cannot explode like that; the conductor was fortunate in that he was rushed to the hospital; however, the driver was not so fortunate in that he was burned beyond recognition and the mini pick up was reduced to ashes.”


The explosion induced main gridlock on the freeway as motorists tried to assist the burning driver put out the flames, however their makes an attempt had been unsuccessful as the roaring inferno destroyed the driver, his vehicles, and the merchandise he was carrying.


The Federal Fire Service Operations truck arrived on the scene of the incident round 20 minutes later and put out the hearth.


Mr Clement Bassey, Head of Operations, Federal Fire Service, Cross River, who confirmed the prevalence over the telephone, stated they moved as quickly as they obtained the report in regards to the incident, however one of many occupants was already lifeless after they arrived.

“According to the knowledge I obtained from the workplace, the person died earlier than our males arrived.


So far, we have realized that the automobile exploded whereas in movement and that the driver was severely burned,” he stated.


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