BREAKING: Tanker explodes in Gombe, kills 10 (photos)

No fewer than 10 persons have reportedly died and several cars burnt as tanker, which was laden with fuel exploded on a bridge in Gombe State.

According to Daily Trust, the tanker, carrying petrol, collided with another truck, carrying bottle water along Gombe southern bypass.

It was gathered that over 10 bodies burnt beyond recognition were evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

As at time of filing report, Officials of the Gombe State Fire Service are at the site working to extinguish the fire.

See photos below.

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Updated: April 14, 2019 — 6:28 am


  1. We contacted her parents. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

  2. The accident occurred around 9:30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees.

  3. God rest their souls! I think tankers carrying fuel should be restricted to night journeys to avoid heavy casualties whenever there’s an accident

  4. is such a pityful news and government should please do something serious to save the once that are not yet dead rest in peace to the once that lost their life

  5. The federal road safety and other concerned agencies need to step up their game in terms of checkmating vehicles and not just extorting or intimidating them

  6. Another lives lost again? This is incredible. May their souls rest in peace. And their relationship should take heart.

  7. This is so painful. May their soul rest in peace. The federal government should compensate the family of the deceased

  8. we pray God put a stop to disaster in our country nigeria. may God console the families affected.

  9. Not again why is accident and heartless killing taking its toll in Nigeria and slowly becoming the order of the day. May God help Nigeria

  10. This platform is a wonderful one on how it update us with the latest news they have, this is to tell that we are very grateful on your struggles.

  11. Only God can save us from all this disaster. May their soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss

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