It has been reported that two persons have died in a gas explosion along Ezi-Irete, Owerri, Imo State.
According to reports, a moving tanker fully loaded with gas, somersaulted while trying to make a U-Turn at Forte Oil Filling Station.
A Toyota jeep at high speed driving from Onitsha road to Owerri ran into the tanker, leading to the explosion. The passenger was burnt to death while the driver sustained injuries.
Eye witnesses also gathered that another salon car also trying to make a U-Turn at the same was burnt beyond recognition, with the driver escaping unhurt.
The fire was put out by the Federal Fire Service, while the dead bodies deposited in a morgue.