Reports accompanied with videos and photos reaching us this hour is that of a petrol laden tanker that reportedly fell and burst into flames around IBB Boulevard, opposite GTBank Kuto, Abeokuta.
As at the time of filing this report, the fire service in the state and other officials have arrived at the scene to put out the fire and attend to the incident.
Graphic images and videos show a burnt body laying on the ground as well as burnt up cars. It’s yet to be ascertained whether or not, the occupants of the cars were able to escape the fire.
However, some videos show the moment people scampered for safety, with some sustaining burn injuries. See some videos below, (WARNING: Graphic content ahead)
Breaking: Petrol Tanker on Fire around GTB axis, kuto Abeokuta.
— Splash 106.7 FM Abeokuta (@splashfm1067) January 19, 2021
Abeokuta Kuto currently on fire stay safe 💔 pic.twitter.com/oQjCc5JfTe
— Olayinka🌟👑🔌™️ (@KingLukhenzy) January 19, 2021
Petrol Tanker on Fire around GTB axis, kuto Abeokuta..
Stay safe out there o pic.twitter.com/SFmLjVNGBCLoading...
— Ayobanji Olawuyi (@ayobanjiolawuyi) January 19, 2021
Motorists within Abeokuta metropolis are advised to avoid GTB, Kuto Road for now.
A fuel tanker has caught fire.🔥
The situation is being attended to, as we speak. pic.twitter.com/7cHzcH7Zgd
— Adeboboye Emmanuel Ayobami. (@AdeboboyeE) January 19, 2021
Aftermath of the fire caused by the explosion after a petrol tanker fell in Kuto this morning.
May the soul of those who lost their lives rest in peace
NIMC Sims pic.twitter.com/dV1MBuYOyz
— Lawal Luqman (@LawluqA) January 19, 2021
Fire outbreak in front of Gtbank, Kuto Abeokuta. pic.twitter.com/MHSBLKIZLT
— Wilderness 💣 (@Official_Wasiu) January 19, 2021