Fuel Tanker Explosion in Kwara: Tragedy as Residents Scoop Petroleum Products from Gutter

Fuel Tanker Explosion in Kwara Kills at Least 5 and Injures Many Others

At least five people have been killed and several others injured in a fuel tanker explosion in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria.

Residents Scoop Petroleum Products from Gutter After Fuel Tanker Explosion

According to an eyewitness, some residents dared to scoop petroleum products from gutters and other places it leaked into after the incident.

Fire Starts from Residents Cooking Outside, Killing Child and Burning Others

About an hour and a half after the incident, a fire started from residents cooking outside. The fire ignited the petroleum products that had leaked into the gutter, killing one child and burning others.

Man Defecating in Nearby Bush Burnt to Ashes

A man who went to defecate in a nearby bush, oblivious of the development, was burnt to death.

Three People Scooping Petroleum Products Burnt to Ashes

Three people who were still scooping the petroleum product when the fire returned through the gutter path were burnt to ashes.

Victims Rushed to Hospital, Some Transferred to UITH Due to Severity of Burns

Some of the victims who were rushed to the hospital later died, while others were transferred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) due to the severity of their burns.


The fuel tanker explosion in Kwara is a tragic reminder of the dangers of petroleum products and the importance of safety precautions.

It is also a reminder of the importance of community responsibility, as residents should avoid scooping petroleum products from gutters and other places it leaks into.

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