Ondo petrol station; 5 injured as fire guts tanker

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No fewer than five persons were on Saturday evening, injured in a fire outbreak at a filling station in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Govern­ment Area of Ondo State.

The incident, which oc­curred at 8.00pm, Daily Sun gathered, was caused by a tanker that caught fire
shortly after off loading Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol. The filling station located at the Round­about area of the town, and three residential buildings lo­cated close to it, were razed.
The driver of the tanker, simply identified as Solomon, was reportedly burnt beyond recognition.
Sources alleged that offi­cials of the State Fire Service failed to respond to distress calls put to them by residents of the area. It was gathered that officials of the State Fire Service complained of lack of vehicles and water when they were approached.
Meanwhile, the victims of the inferno were said to be re­ceiving treatment at an undis­closed hospital in the town.
Efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Offi­cer (PPRO), Mr. Wole Ogodo for comments failed.
Similar fire incident last month claimed lives and de­stroyed valuables at Arakale Gas Company in Akure.

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