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Explosion kill 15 oil scoopers in Ondo

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Tragedy struck in a commercial town of Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday evening when a tanker exploded and resulted in multiple deaths.

According to reports, residents had trooped to the scene of an accident to scoop petrol from a truck when the kids explosion occurred.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the fuel, which had spilled onto the road, was ignited by a spark emanating from a mobile phone held by one of the individuals involved in the fuel scooping.

The incident happened along the Showboy road, near a filling station in the area.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the inferno claimed the lives of over 15 persons including three children and a pregnant woman.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, Fumilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, while confirminf the incident said the victims were engaged in fuel scooping.

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