Tanker driver burnt to death in Delta

UGHELLI —  A yet-to-be identified tanker driver, was Sunday burnt to death in an auto crash which occurred at Amukpe-Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State.

The accident, which occurred at about 7a.m, threw residents of the area into mourning. Vanguard gathered that the tanker which carried fuel from Warri and headed towards Benin City, Edo State lost control as it approached the Amukpe roundabout.

The tanker, which rammed into the roundabout at top speed, somersaulted six times, spilled its content in the process before it landed on its side with the driver trapped.

According to a dependable source, the tanker caught fire before sympathizers could come to the driver’s rescue.

“Even men of the Federal Road Safety Commission that came could also not do anything. We all watched helplessly as the driver cried for help until he finally gave up the ghost.”

The source, who pleaded anonymity said: “Many drivers have lost their lives in this roundabout. I think men of the FRSC should place a more visible sign at least 600 metres before the roundabout.”

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