The commercial town of Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State was on Sunday evening struck by tragedy as a tanker explosion claimed multiple lives in the community.
Blaze fm gathered that residents of the area had besieged the scene of a crash to scoop petrol from a truck when the incident occurred.
Eyewitnesses recounted that the fuel, which had spilled onto the road, was ignited by a spark emanating from a mobile phone held by one of the individuals involved in the fuel scooping.
The incident occurred along Showboy road, near a filling station in the area.
John, an okada rider in the vicinity, who gave harrowing details of the tragedy, disclosed that the inferno claimed the lives of over 15 individuals.
According to him, the victims who were roasted to death include three children and a pregnant woman.