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Tragic Fuel tanker accident kills 10, injures 20 others

A fuel tanker was involved in an accident between Ondo and Osun state, killing 10

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Trucks transporting oil, petrol and gas wait to reload outside a depot in the outskirts of Nairobi September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna play Trucks transporting oil, petrol and gas wait to reload outside a depot in the outskirts of Nairobi September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

A petrol tanker transporting was yesterday involved in an accident at Owena, a border town between Ondo and Osun states, killing at least 10 persons and injuring 20 others.

The accident occurred as a result of brake failure which led to the vehicle ramming into a market that was along the road.

The accident makes it, at least, three of such to have claimed lives since the fuel scarcity that has rocked Nigeria for several weeks began. The scarcity saw the number of tankers travelling Nigerian roads, following the calling off of the strike that started the scarcity, increase.

An eye witness told journalists that the tanker was heading towards the Akure end of the road from the Ilesha end when the accident happened.

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