Scores of people are feared to have died after a tanker exploded in Okobie town in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State on Thursday morning.
The fuel tanker was said to have broken down overnight on a road in the area and was gushing fuel. A large crowd of people reportedly formed around the tanker, scooping fuel. Witnesses said that as the scooping of fuel was on, there was an explosion.
A fire broke out immediately and consumed scores of persons at the spot, which is near the border between Rivers and Bayelsa states. Many others were also injured.
More details later.