No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead in an accident, involving a fuel tanker at Ile-Marun Area of Iwo Road, Ibadan Oyo State.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the tanker lost control of the vehicle about 20 metres to Ile-Marun along Iwo Road.

Fire service at the fuel tanker explosion in Ibadan

It threw on the road the inflammable  content, Premium Motor Spirit, which consequently flowed to the nearby houses. This led to explosion in which several residents were injured while two people had been confirmed dead.