Accident Disaster in Ibadan as Fuel Tanker Ignites Fire

By SaharaReporters, New York

It was another gory day today in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, as an accident involving a petrol tanker caused many deaths and wreaked widespread destruction.

An eyewitness told Saharareporters that a fully loaded petrol tanker, with registration number XA831GRM, rammed into an electricity transformer as the driver attempted to avoid hitting a commuter bus that suddenly swerved onto the tanker’s path. “The bad condition of the federal road crash was responsible for this accident,” said the source.

As the tanker struck the transformer, sparks went off, then immediately ignited a fire that consumed everything in the vicinity.

A police source could not say the exact number of deaths, but said the victims included a nursing mother with her child, some nearby bystanders and other drivers along the road. Properties worth millions of naira were burnt and the accident caused heavy traffic around Ojo/Iwo Express Road.

The tragic event further exposed the weakness of Nigeria’s emergency and disaster management as no rescue team or fire service arrived at the scene until about an hour later. As at the time of filing this report, the fire had spread widely, with the ill-equipped fire service arriving belatedly.

Our police source agreed that today’s disaster owed to the bad road as well as the indiscipline of road users. Road signs are absent from virtually all roads in Nigeria and drivers make u-turns anywhere on the highway.

A road safety consultant in Abuja also blamed the police who prefer to collect twenty naira bribes instead of enforcing traffic law. “In order to avert the kind of disaster that happened in Ibadan today, we must pay attention to road development and maintenance, proper training and testing of drivers, and the strict enforcement of traffic laws,” said the consultant.

The neglect of Nigerian roads and other infrastructure reached a critical stage during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, and the Umaru Yar’Adua/ Goodluck Jonathan administrations have not done much to address the dilapidated state of roads in Nigeria. Former Works Minister Tony Anenih, who never accounted for more than N300 billion for road construction and repairs in Nigeria, is currently a close adviser to the Jonathan administration.

 

 

 

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At look at KIFC

please we the tenant at investment house would like to know is KIFC not owned by kaduna state? if no why is it that the management dose things the way they like going by the fact that all monies been extortion by the management could no be seen or have it done on the good services of the property imagine an office apartment is charge at the sum of almost N500'000.00, 62sqm WHERE BY EVERYTHING IS CHARGED BY SQUARE METER please Yakowa should look in to this irregularities and address them when same CEO AG was some where in the services in kaduna state b4.

INCESSANT ROAD ACCIDENTS

Sad and unfortunate! This is the consequence of an executive that lives out-of-harm's way and away from the realties of life. The indiscipline on our roads emanates from the "convoy" mentality of the executive., Being unable or unwilling to fix our roads, they fixed their cars - real-time four hweel drive all-terrain vehocles; protected by balring sirens and blasing headlights all paid for by the poor! With this how can the executive care for what we face daily on our roads?

Merrygold

Haba Merrygold I thought everyone will see the connection to GEJ. For those who dont let me remind you that every coner of Nigeria is lined with pipelines that can feed each zone with petrol and if these pipelines are used there will be no need for tankers. We have railways also for cheap transportation of goods and people. We also have a government that is suppose to fix bad roads and build new ones such that articulated vehicles carrying dangerous cargo do not ply city roads. This same government is expected to enforce all laws including traffic laws to the extent that every Nigerian knows he cant break those laws. What I am saying is that the lack of a leader at the top trickles down to the bottom and we see all the things hapenning now in naija. from the police/soldier to inauguration and the latest ambassador incidences.

OUR Father in heaven let your kingdom come!

WE NEED DIVINE INTERVENTION IN THE AFFAIRS OF NIGERIA. BLOOD SUCKING DEMONS ON RAMPAGE AGAIN.
NIGERIA NEEDS DELIVERANCE PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.
NIGERIA IS OVER DUE FOR REVOLUTION. ENOUGH OF COME AND CHOP TYPE OF LEADERSHIP YOU CHOP I CHOP TYPE OF GOVERNMENT. PEOPLE ARE DYING IN SILENCE DAY BY DAY.
GOD HAVE MERCY AND DELIVER US!

JONATHAN IS BROUGHT IN HERE,

JONATHAN IS BROUGHT IN HERE, BECAUSE HE MUST GET RID OF THE ANENIH'S OF THIS WORLD AND THE PDP AGENTS WHO AWARD CONTARCT, ASK THE CONTARCTORS TO PAY SOME PERCENTAGE OF THE FUNDS TO PDP, COLLECT THEIR OWN SHARE OF IT AND TELL THE CONTRACTORS NOT TO BOTHER THEMSELVES, BECAUSE NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY ABANDON THE CONTRACT.

IF GEJ CONTINUE WITH THE EVIL OF PDP, ONE DAY THE NATION WOULD REVOLT TO CHASE ALL PDP MEMBERS OUT OF OFFICE

God help

God help us and government should please find solution to our bad roads.

what a failed nation.

why is it that during 50th years aniversry in nigeria many lives were lost and properties wasted, now innauguration is coming and another calamity is befailing her .nawa ooooo that late woman esther talk say obasonjo has gone to initiate jonathan in his secret society and all these will continue to happen as a price to be paid. I dont know what the so called pastors are doing anymore , am not supprise bcs most of them can no longer wait on the Lord to open their eyes to see the evil ahead and pray to avert it, they are all political jobers who prey on the volunrables in our nation, all they are after is to ride on private jets. I pity the poor, u hv allow evil people to impose jonathan and the likes aof mr fix, tinubu and others on in the name of good luck. May ur suffering not be too long bfe u realise.

RE:STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT SEE GOOD IN THEIR LIFE

GEJ is the leader of the country and if he had pushed to get the roads fixed since 2007, perhaps this would not have happened...

A leader must lead, But you are too daft and incapable to understand the job of a leader and the state of Nigeria as it relates to corruption and bad roads....

If you cannot reason and connect things, do not comment...

I hope your house is more expensive than mine and i hope you spend all your time in your expensive house and not any time on the roads..Daft Corrupt Illiterate...

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Let join hands to make it right.

Let learn to Guide our hearts deligently because out of it are the issues of life. My mouths will never speak ill of a nation that we are all a part of in mind body and soul. I pray for Gods mercy on us all. We need good Godly leaders, but hey its our turn to rule, you me and the other folks can make the difference. Its time for us to seize back this nations from the hands of miscreants and set the rules and enforce it ourselves by the power of God Almighty..

I share sympathy with the families of these accident victims..

I beleive that God is watching this country and bringing it to an expected vantage soonest. I agree that the corrupt politicians are the genesis of the problems faced by this great nation, BAD LEADERS. But can we stop complaining, what are you doing about it. Pray for us because I quite disagree with the last coments which says "more of these types of events will continue to occur in the country until monies meant for the upkeep of the nation is put to use" It is written that the words of our mouths are blessed, who so ever we curse is cursed and who so ever we blessed will be and remain bless.

@ STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT

@ STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT SEE GOOD IN THEIR LIFE

STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT SEE GOOD IN THEIR LIFE, this nigeria village mugus, what bring Jonathan government into tanker and fire, pls if u dont ve any thing to do or say better go and sleep in ur pure cheap home, stupid village things,

The Person that wrote this comment identity is unclosed but nevertheless I and some fellow Nigerian will like to pray for u, our pray goes like this, very soon one member of ur family will be a victim from all this calamity befalling Nigeria from PDP lead government, from the days of OBJ to Jonathan regime due to their negligence to the safety of Nigerian...AMEN. U bastads tsught u can always hide under anonymous and talk rubbish on people Forum but by the grace of God u will cry soon in ur family, by then u will fill the pain of PDP poor Government....

TANKER ACCIDENT

Nigeria is always backward step due to the lack of good leadership. Today we are having a rulers not leaders, the rulers that has the culture of extrobagance, they are not concern with our road or lives, because they are always on airline and they felt to remember that there risk is morethern our's .The number of passengers on board is total number of death in air accident.

TANKER ACCIDENT

Nigeria is always backward step due to the lack of good leadership. Today we are having a rulers not leaders, the rulers that has the culture of extrobagance, they are not concern with our road or lives, because they are always on airline and they felt to remember that there risk is morethern our's .The number of passengers on board is total number of death in air accident.

TANKER ACCIDENT

Nigeria is always backward step due to lack of good leadership. Today we are having a rulers not leaders, the rulers with culture of extrobagance, they are not concern with our road or life, because they always on airline and they felt to remember there risk is morethern our's .The number of passengers on board is total number of death in air accident.

Animal Kingdom at its best

SR should have one its readers about the gory pictures. In addition, the emerfency personnels shows that Nigeria is still years behind in managing disasters. We4 are so poor as to properly clothe our persoonels and using outdated equipment. And we have no dignity for human lives.

Nigerians will revolt, watch out!

Nigerians will make this country ungovernable for bad leaders and public fund looters because many Nigerians have realized the need to be resourceful courtesy of NigerianPro.com

na wa

Look Na accident what are you guys talking about cable and all na wa o..

STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT SEE GOOD IN THEIR LIFE

STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT SEE GOOD IN THEIR LIFE, this nigeria village mugus, what bring Jonathan government into tanker and fire, pls if u dont ve any thing to do or say better go and sleep in ur pure cheap home, stupid village things,

God help Nigeria

We are praying for God to come and help Nigeria out of the massive system corruption and the inefficiency ............. Is this the first time
this will happen or the last time ? its another
Habah Allah , OHH God , We call God all the time but people are soo evil ......... I hope God will turn things around and let the righteous take over
Nigeria to make the place habitable .

God Please Intervene

NIGERIA is sick which need healing.We pray that GOD should intervene by HEALING this LAND.MAY GOD ANSWER OUR PRAYERS IN JESUS NAME-AMEN.

DYSFUNCTIONAL COUNTRY

The evil cabal ensured that the railways collapsed completely because of their selfish interests. If we had functional railway system in Nigeria, cargo coaches would have been carrying petroleum products to every nook and cranny of Nigeria and not the trailers and tankers that have completely taken over bad Nigerian roads

They're all the same...

Plus President o, plus minister of works o, plus tinubu o, plus pdp o, plus acn o, plus cpc o, they're all the SAME. Please Lord, give us real leaders in this nation. Jamboree ni won fe se lotunla, walai. Nothing but jamboree. God will be merciful to us. Amin o!

What is the value of life?

On Sunday, it was the police that allegedly killed a soldier, Tuesday/Wednesday, it was soldiers that allegedly killed a number of police officers in retaliation, today it's the tanker that sent my people to their early graves!

Can someone tell me: What is the value of life in Nigeria?

My thoughts are with the families of the dead.

I'm happy SR refers to Tony

I'm happy SR refers to Tony Anenih and the 300 Billion Naira in this report.

Maybe if other newspapers in their reports, mention all these corrupt people and the damages they do to our country, other potential pen robbers would think twice.

May the soul of the dead rest in peace.

our Goverment are criminals

Nothing good can come out of criminals than to steal people money. Instead of our government to embark on renovations and reconstructions of road they continue stolen our billions.

Blame GEJ!!!

GEJ should not be spending billions on inauguration, he should be mourning...His swearing in should be a quiet ceremony, but he is an idiot..GEJ and his supporters should remember that things are usually darkest before the morning....His supportes should continue to hope that GEJ's celebrations will last...Let us stay tuned...

this is a very big slap on

this is a very big slap on this country wish is called giat of africa our roads are not good imagine the road of the largest city in africa ibadan for that matter how many life did our government need wish all they desire is there own pocket even the law maker only fight for there own pocket. mr. president find a parmanent solution to this roads ooooooooooo.

road accident in ibadan

Dear friend i hope you are watching your comment what do mean by saying GOD IS WICKED ? Please be careful with your utterances mostly when has anything to do with God please it's just an advice thank you .

Imagine

How can peoples' life be wasted like that just because some people in power failed to do what they are supposed to do!

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