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Many feared killed, several injured as gas tanker rams into market

By Ike Okafor

Several people were feared killed with several others injured on Sunday when a fully loaded gas tanker lost control and rammed into traders and passers-by around Bode market, Molete Ibadan.

Report reaching our newsroom said that the tanker was coming from Idi-Arere before it lost control and swerved into the market.

An eyewitness said the gas tanker ran over some traders and passersby in the market, killing some instantly and injuring others.

Security operatives and men of the Oyo State Fire Service have moved to the scene to prevent fire explosion from the gas tanker.

The casualty figure remains unknown as at the time of filling this report, but several dead bodies and scores of wounded people were seen being moved to hospitals by the traders and the police.

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Oyo State Police spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, said that the state police command will make an official statement as soon as the details of the accident are available.

He was yet to do so as at the time of filing this report.

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