Tanker explosion claims 11 persons in Gombe [Photos]

11 persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured in a tanker explosion which happened along the -Biu bypass.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the incident occurred when a fully loaded petrol tanker seemed to have had a brake failure and rammed into a truck loaded with battle water crushing two motorcycles and two tricycles.

Four persons in critical conditions are currently admitted at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the State specialist hospital in Gombe, while 10 others who had mild injuries have received medical attention and have been discharged.

However, some of the victims were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

Here are photos from the accident scene below.

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Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (

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