Massive Fire On Ikom/Calabar Highway As Tanker Goes Up In Flames

A masaive fire is presently raging on a section of the Ikom/Calabar highway, at Ikot Ana junction, Ehom, Biase LGA, 75 kilometres from Calabar, the Cross River State capital, causing a gridlock that has left scores of commuters stranded.
Our reporter on the ground early this morning say the tanker, conveying petroleum products from Calabar, collided, at top speed, with a J5 Peugeot bus, igniting a spark that quickly turned into an inferno.

The driver of the tanker is believed to have run into the J5 bus while fleeing from a band of robbers who had mounted a road block this morning, metres away from the scene of the inferno.

At the time of filing this report, no fire fighters were on the scene while this paper’s reporter could not ascertain the human casualty figure as it was unsafe to be at the scene because of the fire.

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