CALABAR TRAGEDY: Explosion Claims Several Lives As Residents Scoop Petrol From Fallen Tanker (Click to See Photos)

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Calabar explosion, calabar petrol tanker explosion… Many fear dead as fallen petrol tanker explodes claiming several lives as resident scoops petrol from the tanker.

A petrol tanker explosion which happened Friday/Saturday along the Calabar-Odukpani Highway in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, has left many dead, reports have shown.

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It was gathered the petrol tanker fell while trying to negotiate the bend with residents rushing to the scene to scoop petrol.

Eyewitnesses reported the clamour for petrol resulted into a spark as some of the residents used metal containers to scoop the product.

This led to an explosion which killed several people at once.

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At the scene, the police tried to contain the situation as the fire raged.

A majority of the victims sustained third degree injuries and are currently at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

See Photos of the calabar explosion below:-

Calabar explosion, calabar petrol tanker explosion

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