The Federal Road Safety Commission said on Thursday it had
recovered 95 bodies from the area where a tanker burst into flames at
Okobie, Rivers State.
FRSC Sector Commander for Rivers State, Dr. Kayode Olagunju, in
stated in an update that casualty figures on the Okobe tanker accident
on Ahoada – Mbiama on the East-West road in Rivers state as at 13:00 hrs
had reached 95.
According to Mr. Olagunju 93 persons died on the
spot (burnt), 2 died in the hospital, making 95 deaths, while 18 persons
He also reported that four vehicles, (1 tanker, 1
Toyota corolla saloon, 1 hummer bus and 1 Mitshibushi bus) and 34
motorcycles were burnt.
The casualties recorded was as a result of
people scooping fuel from the crashed tanker which exploded and killed
almost all the people on the scene. (the photos below are horrifying)