Atleast seven people were yesterday injured as four fuel-laden trucks were gutted by fire in the loading section of the depot of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Apata, Ibadan Oyo State.
The fire incident completely damaged the loading point of the depot with pumps and the roof affected.
According to one of the drivers of the affected tankers, “One of the tanker drivers was using the battery of another truck to start his truck. It was in the process the fire started.”
The fire, which lasted for about two hours, was, however, quenched by a combined team of the Oyo State Fire Service and men of the NNPC. No life was however lost to the incident.