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Many killed in tanker explosion in Agatu, Benue State.

Many have been feared dead following a tanker explosion in Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to an amateur video sent by an eyewitness on Sunday, many houses, shops and properties were also destroyed in the inferno.

Many residents of the area called for help from relevant authorities to come to their rescue as the only fire station is in Otukpo local Government Area, a one hour thirty minutes drive from the scene of the fire.

The Vice chairman of the Local government, John Ikwulono, who confirmed the sad incident, said “Those who have contacts of fire service should please reach out to them to save this unfortunate situation.

It was also observed that many houses and vehicles have been consumed by the ragging inferno while citizens watch helplessly.

The number of persons and properties affected is yet to be disclosed by the state emergency management agency.

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