Two fuel tankers collided on Wednesday evening along Zing road, Taraba State causing serious explosion which took the lives of about 8 persons.
According to eyewitness, Baba Musa said the tanker driver was being chased by soldiers, causing the driver to lose control of his wheel and tumbled on another moving truck which in turn, resulted to serious explosion.
He said, ““This is horrific. The fire soon spread and caught vehicles parked by the roadside, triggering a stampede and commotion as many scurried to flee the raging fire.
“Over ten people were killed instantly and many injured.
“Right now, there is still smoke bellowing. No fire workers to help.
“We have to use our buckets and water to quench the fire but to no avail.”
Confirming the incident, the Taraba police spokesman, David Misal, confirmed the death of eight people.
“Though we are yet to get the exact figures but for now eight persons died in the fire,many others were injured and rushed to hospitals.
“You know today is a market day, so many were affected including vehicles and shops,” he said.