Following the incident of fire that gutted the Apata Ibadan depot of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the incident has left seven persons injured and three petroleum tankers destroyed.
An eye witness attributed the cause of the fire outbreak to an electrical surge.
Recall that yesterday evening, fire gutted the loading point of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Apata Ibadan, Oyo State.
A driver of one of the affected tankers said: ”I was there when one of the tanker drivers was removing his battery and using another truck’s battery to kick start his truck. It was when he put the battery and was hitting the head of the battery, trying to fix it that fire sparked from the battery and the next thing we saw was a pillow of fire, trapping everyone available. ”
The fire was two hours later put off by a team of the Oyo State Fire Services and men of the NNPC fire fighters.
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