No fewer than 12 persons were burnt to death, while several others were injured as a petrol tanker went up in flames in Gombe on Saturday after an accident.
The driver of the tanker, bearing petrol, had lost control and crashed under a bridge.
An eyewitnesses told newsmen at the scene of the accident that the explosion occurred after the tanker, which was headed to one of the filling stations in the town, collided with a truck carrying bottled water along Gombe Bypass.
Members of the Nigerian Red Cross Society with assistance from other rescue workers took away the charred bodies of victims.
“The tanker, which was fully loaded with petrol, collided with another truck that was carrying bottled water along Gombe Southern Bypass,” the eyewitness said.