It was a sad day for people of Cross River State, after lives of people were lost after a petroleum tanker burst into flames at the Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River state.
According to reports, some of the residents were scooping fuel from a fallen petroleum tanker when the explosion occurred.
The tanker laden with PMS was reportedly heading outside the state capital when it suddenly lost balance towards the Federal Housing Estate along the Odukpani axis of the highway and fell off.
People were said to have rushed down to scoop the spilled product which later resulted in an explosion leaving many burnt beyond recognition.
Majority of the victims are said to have sustained third-degree injuries and are currently at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
As of the time of filing this report, the number of casualties recorded could not be ascertained.