A driver of a petrol tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) died after the vehicle burst into flames and destroyed properties in Plateau State today June 9.
According to reports, the driver of the tanker lost control, veered off at Polo roundabout and crashed into a filling station before the explosion. The driver was killed in the accident.
"The truck was on high speed and I think the driver had brakes failure while trying to negotiate the Polo roundabout around 'Gada Biu' on Kaduna-Jos Road; it then crashed into a filling station by the roundabout and burst into flames. Yes, the driver was burnt to ashes.
The filling station was also burnt alongside several buildings within the radius of the accident'' an eyewitness said.