Tagged: Fire

Mild Drama as Fire alarm goes off at Gtbank Bodija today.

Mild Drama as Fire alarm goes off at GTBank Bodija Today. You all know how banking halls get to be jam-packed on a Monday morning right? Now imagine a rumour of a fire outbreak right inside a fully packed banking hall! Can you imagine the commotion! Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Woman dies, church burnt, in Ibadan diesel tanker fire

  Many people were in tears yesterday at Eleyele area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as the charred remains of a woman was being pulled out from the wreckage of an auto crash involving 33,000 litre-truck carrying diesel to a filling station on Ologun-Eru Road. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Panic, confusion as fire razes shops near petrol station in Ibadan

What would have been a monumental damage was quickly contained on Saturday afternoon as two shops at Bembo Elere Area of Apata, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were razed. The shops, which shared the same fence with a  petrol station, were destroyed by the inferno that lasted for almost one hour before it was put out by residents of the area. The incident, caused serious panic and confusion among many shop owners, traders and residents who feared the fire could spread to the filling station. It was gathered that many residents teamed up to put out the fire before the...

Two die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway tanker explosion

No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead while four others were seriously injured after a tanker, loaded with petrol, went up in flames at Kara-Aiyetoro, Ogun State end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Sumal carton company on fire

A carton company of Sumal group of company which was engulfed with fire since 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night is still on fire as of Monday morning. More than six fire tanker teams have been working to put off the fire but to no avail as at 9.30 a.m. while filing this report. Both fire fighters of the Company and that of the state fire fighting services are still on ground working to succeed. The Director of fire service and safety service, Oyo state, Kareem Oyekunle‎, however, promised to quench the fire. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Fire guts UCH Emergency Unit

THE Accident and Emergency Unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan was yesterday gutted by fire. The unit’s central air conditioning systems and other equipment were destroyed by the fire. Witnesses said the blaze, which started around 4:15pm at Medical Store Casualty Unit, was caused by a gas explosion from the central air condition. The University of Ibadan (UI) fire truck was the first on ground to quell the fire before the Oyo State Fire Services joined with two trucks. The blaze was stopped by after 5pm. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Woman dies after lover set her on fire in Ibadan

Woman dies after lover set her on fire in Ibadan

The ugly incident which happened at the Alakia area of the ancient city, has thrown the residents into shock as they could not comprehend what could have led Bakare, who is now in police detention, to behave in the manner he did. Apart from Isah, one Ahmed Muyideen, said to be a close friend of Bakare who tried to pull Isah up from where she was pushed down by her lover during the argument, also suffered burns and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital. It was gathered that Isah, a mother of two, had been in a relationship with...

Death toll rises to 22 in Molete fire incident

Death toll rises to 22 in Molete fire incident

Culled From Tribune Three more victims of the tanker fire incident in Ibadan had died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, and Ibadan Central Hospital respectively, bringing the causality to 22. This brings the number of deaths to six among those rushed to the UCH on Saturday, leaving two men and three women. Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Temitope Alonge, speaking on the patients, said they had different degrees of burns, adding that the extent of burns a person sustained would determine his or her chances of survival. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ibadan tanker explosion: It’s pathetic –Femi Babalola

Ibadan tanker explosion: It’s pathetic –Femi Babalola

A governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Mr Femi Babalola, described tghe Molete explosion, which had claimed several lives and destroyed properties worth millions of naira, as shocking and heart rendering. Babalola, when he paid an on-the-spot visit to the scene, on Monday, said “this is pathetic, sorrowful and painful, particularly that it claimed lives.” Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Petrol Tanker Fire Claims 15 Lives in Ibadan

Petrol Tanker Fire Claims 15 Lives in Ibadan

Over 15 lives were lost and scores of houses, shops and vehicles badly burnt yesterday night in Ibadan when a truck conveying premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol lost control and spilled its contents on the road around 9.30pm under the popular Molete bridge.  An eye-witness told journalists that the tanker was coming from the Challenge end of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway and heading towards Beere area of the city. The vehicle  was said to have caught fire after its driver allegedly lost control. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email