A tanker explosion on Thursday occurred in Ohoror community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Naija News reports that the explosion occurred following an accident involving a Liquefied Petroleum Gas tanker and a granite truck in the area.
It was learned that the granite truck rammed into the stationed LPG tanker at Ohoror junction axis of the east/west road which resulted in an explosion.
Two persons have been confirmed dead with over twenty houses and properties worth millions of naira destroyed in the tragic incident.
The drivers of the vehicles were said to be the casualties recorded in the explosion.
Hours after the explosion, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa visited the scene of the accident alongside the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Sherrif Oborevwori and Chairman Of Ughelli North, Godwin Adode.
The governor condoled with the victims and assured the victims that the government will take proactive steps to cushion the effect of the inferno on victims.
He also called for an immediate assessment of the major causes of the gas explosion, directing the state director of fire service to remain on the ground till the tanker conveying gas and posing a threat to the community is evacuated.
Meanwhile, members of the community have been advised to stay away from the explosion scene and remain vigilant to avoid further loss of lives and property.
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