Tragedy struck in Zing local government area of Taraba state following an explosion from two fuel tankers on Wednesday evening. At least eight people were reported to have been killed in the horrifying inferno..
According to reports, a tanker driver, who was reportedly running from soldiers chasing him, lost control of the wheel and in a bid to regain balance, tumbled on another moving tanker.
It was gathered from an eyewitness, the impact of the fall on the tarred road led to a huge explosion, sending balls of fire and plumes of dark smokes into the sky.
The fire soon spread and caught vehicles parked by the roadside, triggering a stampede and commotion as many scurried to flee the raging fire.