The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the burning to death of about 20 persons allegedly scooping premium motor spirit otherwise known as petrol in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident, according to The PUNCH occurred on Sunday. The victims were allegedly scooping fuel from a petrol tanker that fell and spilled its content along the Benin–Ore-Sagamu Expressway.
Citing an eyewitness, the paper said a fire was ignited by a spark from a phone held by one of the persons scooping the product.
The eyewitness stated that the victims of the disaster included three children and a pregnant woman who brought a sum of N100,000 to the scene to buy fuel.