Monday 7 January 2013

Thirteen Feared Dead As Petrol Tanker Rams Into An 18-Seater Commuter Bus-PUNCH

No fewer than 13 people were feared dead on Sunday when a fuel tanker rammed into a commercial bus at Odo Oba in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Although details of the crash are still hazy, the tanker and bus reportedly caught fire immediately.

It was not clear where they were heading to when the crash occurred.

The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the crash, saying three persons escaped.

It did not, however, state whether they were in the tanker or the bus.

Road accidents involving tankers have become rampant in recent months, raising concern about the safety of road users.

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