A yet to be identified woman was burnt to death in Ibadan when a diesel tanker suddenly detached from the chassis of a truck after it failed to climb a hill.
The diesel-laden tanker crushed the car driven by the deceased. Eyewitnesses said the impact of the crash ignited a huge fire which burned the sole occupant of the car beyond recognition.
The fire destroyed properties worth millions of naira.
“The articulated vehicle, which was filled with diesel, was coming from Eleiyele area and travelling towards Ologuneru hill. When the truck had difficulty dragging the tanker along the hill, the tanker detached from the truck and crushed the car driven by the dead woman.
“It also poured its content on the road and the fire was ignited, burning the woman, who was trapped in the car and other vehicles,” said a witness who identified himself as Yinka. Read more