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Tanker explosion burns over 20 persons scooping fuel in Calabar

No fewer than 20 persons have been burnt to ashes after a petroleum tanker exploded in Calabar.

An eyewitness reports that the fuel tanker exploded few minutes after felling along Odukpani axis of Ikom-calabar highway close to Federal Housing Estate.

It was gathered that majority of the victims went to the scene with gallons to scoop fuel when the tanker fell.

Further details revealed that number of casualty may still rise while rescue operation has since commenced.

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