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Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burnt As Tanker Explodes In Ogun



Fuel Tanker

A woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser on Saturday suffered varying degrees of burns after a petrol-laden tanker fell and exploded at Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun, in Abeokuta on Friday evening.

According to an eyewitness, the victims were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.

No fewer than five houses and several shops were burnt in the incident.

An eye witness, who simply identified herself as Mrs Olufote, told newsmen that the incident happened when a fuel tanker suffered a flat tyre.

She said the driver had parked beside the road to fix the flat tyre unaware that he was parking in a sloppy area.

The eyewitness added that as he was alighting the vehicle to negotiate with a vulcaniser beside the road, the tanker tilted and the container fell.

”The tanker had a flat tyre and in the process of trying to fix it, the tanker exploded and even the vulcaniser who was to work on the tyre was affected.

“The vulcaniser was fixing a motorcycle tyre when the tanker exploded.

“There were many houses that were affected, with some burnt to ashes. In fact, a mosque was also affected,” she said.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to NAN on Saturday.

Akinbiyi said the fire was later put out after some houses had been burnt.

The TRACE spokesman stated that the tanker driver erroneously parked in a sloppy area while trying to fix his tanker’s tyre.

According to him, the container removed from the hook, fell and exploded.

He said the fire was put out on Saturday night


Man Buried In A Mercedes Benz According To His Last Wish [PHOTOS]



Many were shocked after a South African man was buried in is favourite Mercedes Benz, and his family says this was done according to his last wish.

The man identified as Tshekedi Pitso shocked his family when he told them he wanted to be buried inside his favourite 1980s E500 Mercedes Benz.

Pitso’s niece Sefora (Pitso), 49, said at first the family was shocked at the news, but he always spoke about how he would love his funeral to be.

The village of Jozanashoek in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, where Pitso was a chief and also a member of United Democratic Movement (UDM), came to a standstill on Saturday as their chief was buried in Mercedes Benz.

“My uncle made it clear that he wanted to be buried inside his car. He was a lover of Mercedes Benz and as a family we had to grant him his wish,” she said.

Villagers watched in awe as Pitso in his car, was towed to his grave in the family grave yard.

Pitso was dressed in a cream white suit and seated behind the steering wheel with both his hands placed on the steering wheel.

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Angry Men Throw Away Trader’s Bowl Of Garri In Onitsha For Selling At A Ridiculous Price



Some men in Onitsha allegedly went into town today to condemn traders who increased prices of food items.

A female garri seller was however dealt with as a big bowl of her garri was thrown away by the said men who were angry that she increased the price of her goods from N500 to N1500.

Facebook user, Jestymoore Nnokwa who shared the story wrote;

“Today In onitsha, igbo boys went into town to see those wicked and cruel market women selling food items at exorbitant prices, unfortunately for this Garri seller, she was selling Garri of N500 for N1500 and the boys threw everything away on the ground. They were upset with what they saw in the market today in onitsha market
But do you support the action of the boys?
Let’s have your say on this.”

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COVID-19: Witches Association Warns Members To Suspend All Meetings



The Witches Association in Ghana has asked its members to suspend all meetings amidst the global battle against coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.

According to a report by Wildout Ghana, the head of the Association who was unnamed warned all members to suspend all meetings and stay at home.

Quoting the leader of the association, Wildout Ghana’s reporter, Kofi Yehowah, said the impact of the coronavirus is slowing down the activities of the witches

“We can’t touch people anymore. Even when our members meet, we can’t greet any longer so we have to suspend meetings till everything is okay,” the witches said.

Meanwhile, ORIENTAL TIMES understands that Ghana currenly has a total number of 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

However, latest reports from the country say that 31 patients have recovered so far from the deadly disease.

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