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BREAKING: Residents panic as tanker allegedly explodes in Delta

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FILE PHOTO: Tanker in flames

By Cletus Opukeme

Pandemonium in Agbarho community today as tanker carrying petroleum products allegedly  went up in flame which was being chased by soldiers along East West road, in Delta State.

The fire incident casused a seriious traffic gridlock in the East West road between Agbarho and Ughelli location.

Eye witnesses account confirmed that some containers in the tanker fell off which caught up in flame while the tanker driver managed to ran into a safe distance away from the explosion to save the tanker from being consumed in the inferno.

Our reporter who went to the scene of the fire outbreak was told that the tanker was allegedly carrying illegal petroleum products and was being chased by soldiers.

Our reporter who went to the scene of the fire said he could not talk to the soldiers around the scene what actually caused the fire outbreak.

Although, there was no casualty of commuters or occupants in the tanker as well as residents in Agbarho, even though the location of the fire was very close to a filing station.

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