The Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency agency, Dr Emmanuel Shior confirmed seven person dead in a tanker explosion in Oshigbudu local Government Area of Benue State.
According to him, 50 houses were destroyed in the tanker explosion and more detailed assessment would be carried out
Shior commiserated with those who lost their loved ones and properties to the fire.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom also conveyed his condolences and instructed that a comprehensive audit of the fire incident should be carried out
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports and an indigene of the area, Ojotu Ojeme, confirmed the incident via his Facebook post.
He also commiserated with the victims of the explosion, calling on the government at all levels and spirited individuals to help residents of the area.
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