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Friday, April 5, 2013

Over 100 people burnt to death in accident on Benin-Ore Expressway

That's a photo from the scene sent to me by a LIB reader. The accident occurred this afternoon at Igbogui village in Benin and involved three heavy duty vehicles; a Young Shall Grow Motors luxury bus, a fuel tanker with registration number GA 71 XA, and a Dangote truck carrying cement.

Over 100 people were burnt to death when the fuel tanker exploded following the accident. The fire spread to surrounding shops and burnt several cars packed nearby. Survivors have been rushed to the hospital while rescue efforts by the Federal Road Safety Corps & Civil Defence Corps continues.

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

J e s u e

Anonymous said...

God should please accept their souls.

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOD, this is tragedy at its peak. GOD have mercy on us all. Amen!

Anonymous said...

God have mercy!over 100 people burnt 2 death.

Duke Emeka said...

Jesus, safety is indeed of the Lord.

Amaogechukwu said...

This is sad, very sad. May their souls Rest in Peace.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

what a tragedy.
may their souls rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

26sticks said...

OMG!!!!! God be with us and protect us all...... For we do not know the next minute..... May their souls rest in peace and speedy recovery to those who survived......

victoria douglas said...

Omg linda dis is so horrific,my Gawd! Wot is happening in Nigeria?may their souls rest in peace Amen

Baby Confessor said...

God have mercy!

Anonymous said...

Oh God!!! I got a broadcost @ abt 9:46 abt dis accident...Goodness Lord hv mercy oo

A.O.S said...

Times r evil.
Lord save us all.
Pj I hvnt seen u in two days.
Whatz up?
A.O.S

Anonymous said...

Gosssshhh dis is bad news,may dere souls rest in peace oº° #sad face#

Anonymous said...

Very sad:(,burnt to death!may their souls rest in peace.Amem

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Gosh... This is huge! So so bad! I so much pity the families of those involved :(

Anonymous said...

God hv mercy. Dis is a very bad news 2 end d day wit

Anonymous said...

Lord pls save us all

Anonymous said...

Ewooooooo! Jesus moooooo! Father Lord do ₪☺τ̅ turn Ʊя̲̅ face away 4m Ʊя̲̅ ppl. Hv mercy upon d poor masses of this country. Pls can GEJ pls stop fuel tankers to stop plyn d high way during d day time. Pls save lives n let dez tankers use highway @ night n shld also hv a speed limit too

Anonymous said...

Omg!!wats happenin

Anonymous said...

KING
May there soul rest in peace like that of my aunty ugochinyere. Amen

Anonymous said...

God!!!! Dis is so sad.

Anonymous said...

This is truly sad. 100 lives in one incident? I can't but weep

Anonymous said...

OMG!wat a terrible way of dying. Blood of Jesus.. Linda pls was ontsh- lagos bus.. Confirm d story ie bus num.

Anonymous said...

God hv mercy on dem.may their souls rest in peace Amen

Anonymous said...

God have mercy.

Anonymous said...

It is well in Jesus name.
I thank God for my life.

Anonymous said...

Oh ma goodness! Wats dis! (Sobs)

Anonymous said...

Good Gracious lord!what is happening,100 lives ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡),May their souls rest in peace Amen.Cynthia E

Anonymous said...

Itz well......may their souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Terrible

Anonymous said...

Jesusssss and 85% of dem are ibos***fckkkkkkkkkk

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in peace,accidents due to bad roads and Jonathan is busy granting amnesty to boko haram. The most important things are left undone, God help us.

Anonymous said...

OMG!dis must b y I av a phobia 4 goin anywhere near a fuel tanker or a dangote trailer.God,pls may dis nt happen 2any of my fam n friends,its too tragic!may deir souls RIP

Chimka Melvis said...

God... this is what happens when some group of people decides to embezzle the money meant for everyone. bad road... poor fire service response... May their souls rest in peace. amen.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how we all don't see it. It's more than just misfortunes and boko haram. There is a blood thirsty demon hovering around Nigeria. If the Christians do not wake up to challenge this evil spirit sadly I am afraid things like this would keep happening.

Anonymous said...

may their souls rest in the bossom of the
LORD.

Nsikan Idung said...

Dat i travelled passed dat road dis afternoon and notin happened is hst Godz mercies##--its biTter,esp dose dat wldnt make heaven##--jst imagine been burnt by fire on earth--and hell welcomes u with anoda round of fire##so--sad##

kissinem said...

Too pathetic. May their souls Rip.

Anonymous said...

Sub ha ₪α̲̅ allahu.... ALLAH pls F̶̲̅Õ̳͡я̅give us I̶̲̥̅̊N̶̲̥̅̊ τ̣̣̥ н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇ ɪ̣̝̇ s country

Anonymous said...

This is my problem with this country.. y'all dont take necessary precautions...tanker just driving like that and exploding...o'r here u aint gonna have nething like that...u e'r heard of a tanker exploding ouchea? nah

Anonymous said...

Xplosion again after d 1 dat happend in ahoada last year n lik 200 lives were lost,Lord hav mercy on dis nation :(

Eze Chukwumereze said...

Chineke kam' yo gi ebere, this is unfortunate. Such instances draws me closer to God, because it could have been anyone.

Anonymous said...

My couzin travelin to dubai was invoved, wen she was told to fly to lagos. May der soul Rip. Still crying

Anonymous said...

OMG! Tragic! Lord have Mercy. This is sooooo sad!



DeeDee!

Anonymous said...

RIP...

TOLUWALASHE'S BOO said...

Incidents like this send shivers down my spine....
Life is a risk itself.
May their souls rest in peace.

Burck Meigo said...

I was suppose to be on this road today but decided to go next week! OMG! Thank you for my life and accept there souls. Amen

Anonymous said...

it's time the fg promulgated law against the use on our highways of heavy-duty trucks especially petrol tankers at daytime ! Many a life has been destroyed by the wreckless activities of its drivers.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for his mercies cos my family travelld by d location b4 d incident....May God bless the lost souls and guide us #sadface#

Anonymous said...

This is so scary.

Anonymous said...

Better Roads, and survelliance on those fuel tanker drivers, it is not a coincidence that these accidents always involve fuel tankers.

Better still, stop transportation of fuel by road. Over a thousand people have lost their lives to this Hazard.

God take control.

Anonymous said...

Dangote again???? There should be lots of law suit against this company by now. When is it enough for you resilient and long suffering Nigerians. Should this company not be banned from Nigerian roads until it pays for every one of the thousands of lives it has destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Oooo God

kosi said...

our leaders are murderers. because no matter how many fuel tankers that painfully roasts Nigerians to death, they are still allowed to socialize with other vehicles

DickTatOR said...

People're doing alot of evil in the land,from d leadership all d way down to d smallest citizen and God seems angry with us.May the souls of the departed find comfort in Him amen.

Anonymous said...

Bloody bastard! "Here" as in Abia...*mtscheeeew* hate people who famz....comments like this make you wonder if 75% of lIBers don't live in nigeria...all claiming "here"
¤ Rahman

Burck Meigo said...

God!!! What's this?! May there souls rest in perfect peace....Amen!

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in peace.This is disastrous

Anonymous said...

Ohh My.........God rest their souls#Sad much

Pretty Girl

Anonymous said...

Just this morning, Pastor Chris posted in his blog "The Lord says: "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing" (Isaiah 41.10, 11). Meditate on this; and for 15min at 12noon and 10pm (local/GMT) we'll pray fervidly in the spirit and also pray specially for truck/tank drivers in your city against ghastly accidents involving them. God bless you." and see what happened in the afternoon. Oh, if only good men will arise and pray...imagine what the story would have been???

Anonymous said...

We really ve to pray in this country. Everyday we hear bad news in naija. Every blood sucking spirit nd forces of darkness hovering round about Nigeria I decree in the Mighty name of Jesus be destroyed.Every occultic group involved in the affairs of this country the fire of the Holy Ghost begin to burn you nw. IJN(Amen)

Anonymous said...

Shut d f**k up @anonymous 10.25pm :( u idiot commenting from ur village and claiming to be where ur not... Stupid local champion. May d soul of d departed rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

God have mercy on them

Anonymous said...

this is as bad as a plane crash!!!GOD PLEASE GUIDE ur ppl

Anonymous said...

May God v mercy on their soul nd even me Lord!diz z disatrouz.

Sunday Sadiku said...

OMG dis is so so painful

THEY DENIED THEIR TRUCK THE FIRST TIME, READ IT HERE said...

DANGOTE TRUCKS AND ACCIDENTS, I THOUGHT HE EMPLOYED GRADUATE TO DRIVE HIS TRUCKS.

SOME ONE IS BECOMING RECKLESS AND CARELESS RESULTING IN AVOIDABLE LOSSES.

Anonymous said...

So Sad,God 4giv deir sins and accept dem.

inibetok said...

SOMEONE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL THESE AVOIDABLE ROAD ACCIDENTS.

WHY WOULD THEY TIRES NOT FALL OFF WHEN THE ROADS ARE SO BAD?

Sunday Otuns said...

Boko haram planted IEDs in the fuel tanker.

Anonymous said...

And my devotion book 'our daily manner' said we shd pray against automobile accident this morning. Thank u lord for journey mercies for ma aunt and uncle. Lord b wt d families who's last their loved ones in this accident, amen

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in peace with God. So sad.

www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com said...

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome posted a message early today for us to pray fervently in the spirit against ghastly accidents involving truck/tank drivers in our cities. If only each of us took this seriously..Lord pls have mercy on us all.
Pls visit this Christian blog www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com
It's a Christian blog that will enrich your life. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

God accept d souls of these ones.........was waiting for someone to say its not true.....God have mercy

Anonymous said...

Our daily manna said we shuld pray against accidents 2day oooo,my lord...am shocked,dose who read odm shuld knw ds

odobo grace said...

My bro actually travelled on that road yst after we finished nddc exam. God, i thank u oh, not becos those who lost their lives deserves it, but ur hand of protection has been building hedges around us. May their soul rest in peace.

Marzzzz said...

Ha!...I'm grateful for life! Mine and dat of all my friends and family. Goodlife! Goodhealth! Is my wish for all. Don't dwell on d ills of this unfortunate situation plz. Pray 4 d souls lost and be more grateful for d life dat u have :D LOVE YOUR LIFE!

Eriaremien Adeyemi said...

I can't even imagine!jesus lord God almighty!100 pple at a time!hummmmmmm it is well

Anonymous said...

so sad, may their souls rest in peace.

Henry Ijomanta said...

Linda I was at the scene of the accident. Arrived there about 20 minutes after it happened. Terribly gory site human beings burnt to deaths, their lifeless charred bodies on the road,evidencing the cost of a Nigerian life. The accident itself a perfect example of carelessness and reckless negligence of Nigerians. Although the death count isn't 100 as stated (about 70) but life is life and it should be treasured

nekkyville said...

Dis is so hurting.but lindsway,u said 100,channels say 50,AIT say 28 which one b real numba?

nekkyville said...

Dis is so hurting.but lindsway,u said 100,channels say 50,AIT say 28 which one b real numba?

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or what? Why are Dangote trucks always involved in ghastly accidents with loss of lives?? Today alone, over 70 people died on Benin-Ore road and Dangote truck was involved and in Bauchi, another dangote truck rammed into a house, killing 3 people.. It is well...

Anonymous said...

Oluwa oº°˚˚˚°º‎​ .wot is all dis LORD?????????????

Henry Ijomanta said...

I was at the accident scene. I got there about 30 mins after it occurred. gory scene. The lifeless charred remains of hitherto passengers lay bare on the ground envicing the cheapness of a Nigerian life and once again show casing recklessness of road users and the negligence of our government. Although the death toll isnt 100 as stated (more like 70 ) but all the same the cost of life in Naija is just close to nothing. I pray for the deceased may God be wih their families. We need to really change in this country.

Anonymous said...

Oghene me!!!!!

Elizabeth Aliyu said...

God have mercy

Anonymous said...

Hey what r u waiting for st@ praying.

Anonymous said...

So sad, I just drove past that road this afternoon with my hubby.D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ rate those tankers were over taking other cars was over whelming, now D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ have wasted innocent lives. I really thank God for sparing our lives this afternoon on our way bak to Lag from Easter hols! And those that died, may God give their families d heart to bear d terrible loss IJN, Amen.

Anonymous said...

OMG was on d rd earlier tdy. Met d traFfic in Benin but we manovered it. God is merciful.God!!! May deir souls rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

May the Lord have mercy on our country. Animals shouldn't die like this, let alone human beings. I pray God comforts the families of the victims. So sad!

Ephraim Atebefia said...

Whats happin in country nau, God help us...

VIP said...

OMG!!!

Anonymous said...

God will judge our leaders who left the road in poor state....

Anonymous said...

O my God, may their souls rest in peace. Amen

Samuel Adeks said...

God have mercy! Over 100 people burnt to death. May their souls RIP. Amen

Anonymous said...

If there is one law that is dead in 9ja, is the health and safety law.Come abroad and see how dis people take health issues seriously. Them no even want make person injure sef, not to talk of die. But if we no fit fight our leaders, all these plenty people wey bad gov and leaders don kill for 9ja, their ghost suppose fight for us na. Ghost weak, the people weak. How many person fit talk for 9ja matter sef....mchwwww.

Anonymous said...

my brudas and my sistas,,pls,,be in prayers with GOD in heaven,,becos the kingdom of GOD is ever real,,always,and just,any time you ever seen or hear that any Nigerian billionia,just nias,b or m,, or money making machines,ever tried out to gave out,,just be in prayers that time,,becos the givers always receiving back,,de wise men had heard,,me

Anonymous said...

May the souls of the departed rest in peace. I commiserate with the families affeceted by these losses at this time. This is an avoidable national tragedy.The roads are bad, riddled with pot holes contributing to accidents. A lot of Nigerians are operating under tension, anxiety because of the situation in the country, drivers inclusive! Must the fuel be transported by road? Must the cement be transported by road? No! The rail system to the rescue! We need a government that will take the bull by the horn and enforce transportation of petrol, diesel, cement etc by the rail system. Fuel can also be transported via the pipeline system but we know why this system is not working. What was the mode of transportation of petrol and goods up till the 1970s? Who destroyed the rail system? Are we going to sit by and watch this senseless recurrent tragedy? Nigeria needs a government that is birthed in integrity to address this problem. Until we change, the tragedy will remain because it has been a recurring problem. It is indeed a sad day for us!

Anonymous said...

Another Dangote truck??? Is this guy using people's lives to replenish his wealth or what??? I wouldn't put it past him cuz almost(if not all) billionaires in Nigeria are into some cult or the other!!!!!!

winnyzinteriors-Great furniture deals!!! click to check us out/visit our showroom! said...

Jesus I trust in thee....thank You Jesus

Anonymous said...

Thats true but cuz i was at a trad weddinv i didnt pray and b4 1pm we got news that 2 buses with 36 passengers had an accident wt a trailer and all of them died on that ihialla road.

ifee said...

May deir soul rest in peace. Amen

ifee said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

oh God have mercy on them...pls

Anonymous said...

First travelled along that road in 2006 and since then, I've noticed that road diversions are a constant feature. Won't be surprised if only one side of the road was being used when it happened. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Another very bad accident happened on Owerri Onitsha road,a container fell on two buses,it was a very bad disturbing sight,the worst i have ever seen

Anonymous said...

Dangote has started again ooo ...innocent souls..God have mercy,may there soul rest in peace..#crying#

MiSs Turner said...

Over 100 souls? This is tragic and pathetic

Anonymous said...

My friend was on that road when the accident occurred,(hehe see prayer) but his car was way behind.Thank God for protection and RIP to those who got affected.It could have been worse cuz there was another tanker behind them buh we thank God it wasn't.

Anonymous said...

if the pipo that lost their lives cos of this incident were told they will die, they will nava believe, LET US GIVE OUR LIFE TO JESUS while we can still do so...oh its a pity......country sister

Anonymous said...

Fuel Tanker again God please help us in this country may their soul rest in peace

DADDYSWIFE said...

Oh! My God hv mercy!! May their soul rest in peace in Jesus name amen,pls my fellow brethren it is high time we followed christ,pls embrace Christ b4 its too late

Anonymous said...

O my GOD dis is tragic., May their souls rest in peace. Pls let we all Nigerians be Prayerfully conscious, pls may we not experience dis again IJN (Amen). May GOD grant the families of d deceased the fortitude to bear dis loss, Amen. NEESOLAH

Anonymous said...

Dangote the philanthropist helps Nigerians and yet takes it back through arrant waste of human lives. That is his occultic mission. His trucks are the weapons he uses to Kill people on disguised accidents for periodic Sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

God hv mercy OmG wat is happening may dere souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

This is really a sad one. May these souls rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Yes ooooooo

Anonymous said...

Dangote truck yet again. Hmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

So pathetic. I pray 4 D repose of D departed souls. May God also imbibe in each n every one of us D spirit of Safety Cautiouness. What an Avoidable National disaster! Dishearting...

NWA LINDA-IKEJI said...

Jesus, all this lorries and tanker need their own route, menh we need to expand the roads more. We humans cannot drive on the same lanes with such vehicles

Lami said...

Its really tragic. Peopple please REPENT and give your life to Jesus,cos we don't know the day/hour or minute neither do we know the way we wil die,it is better to be prepared and drop every weight that beset us.RIP to the victims and their families.Jesus loves you

Anonymous said...

Dangote must be made to pay for the deaths of many travellers . I am alarmed cos i recently travelled via the Young from Owerri to Lagos on the Luxury Coach.

Iheanyichukwu

evenda said...

D use of tankers on d highway shld be banned. Here in the uk tankers or trucks that carry heavy goods pass a different route created specially for them.wish a proposal can be passed to govt from banning trucks or tankers passi.g d highway in d day..may they rest in peace.AMEN

Anonymous said...

Amen

Athena Kelechi said...

God pls accept there souls and protect those that ply this express roads daily for they are looking for their daily bread. U Baba knws dat heaven helps those who helps themselves. Thank God for answered prayers

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter their tribe?? Get a grip on urself!!!

myjob said...

God! This must have been shortly after I passed there cos I arrived @ Ugbowo around 1:45pm. Thank God for His banner over me.

Julius Getwise said...

Y always R.-I-P every time.

Anonymous said...

may God hv mercy on us and for those dat lost their lyf may d almighty Allah grant them peace and forgive dem their sins. God come to our rescue

Anonymous said...

May thier soul rest in peace..my aunty whould have entered this burnt luxury,but by the mercy of God she did not rather she entered the other young shar grow.....thank you lord for saving her.

Anonymous said...

Sumtimes we are the cause of our own predicament....NIGERIA n Govt. Should do some thing about tankers on our road ooooo....
This fuel of a thing av rilly caused many pple their lives nd properties.
May God av mercy on their souls....RIP

Anonymous said...

May there souls rest in perfect peace Amen

Anonymous said...

May God Almighty forgive us. I pray for divine protection from God for all of us as we step out each day. I pray people will turn to God becos death can come anytime. Peace

Anonymous said...

What a painful way to die,bad Country many Money ,but no development .

Anonymous said...

May God accept their souls and protect us, Amen!

Anonymous said...

Nigeria foolish country with very foolish decisions and majority of the citizens dull and retarded. Shamelessly, we have federal road safety corps mixed with civil defence corps responding to an emergency.When all we need is to grab all their budgets and build a reputable FIRE AMBULANCE POLICE and a HIGHWAYS AGENCY to maintain federal roads after the damage.

Disgraceful nation, pardon my mood I have just been insulted by my friend who showed me a documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc1KY_0XpOU of Nigerians in Lagos with one Treasurer of NURTW in Oshodin.If you are bothered enough watch part1-5 and see how rotten the country is. Citizens are corrupt too. Its a general problem.

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in perfect. This is so sad and painful, we hear bad news everyday in this country and this makes one to live in fear!

stella said...

Very sad story,am in tears,my friend Peace in my school igbenedion university was also in this accident with her family members not even one survived.. MAY Their Soul Rest in Peace.I Will miss YoU Peace...

Anonymous said...

I happened to be on the road on theday of the accident, it waS gruesome&horrific to say the least. i know i hv watchd severAl horror movies bt nothing prepared me for wat i saw dt afternoon. bodies burnt beyond recognition to the extent dat the bodies were just skeletons covered in black soot. you could see dt some pple had tried to struggle to come out but couldnt and jst hung on to the windows as they burnt to death. i tried to imagine hw dis pples loved ones would feel or wat they were thinking in their last moments. may God never allow us to pass through this kind of horrific ordeal

Anonymous said...

may their souls rest in peace.
From DIVA

Anonymous said...

may their souls rest in peace.
From DIVA

Anonymous said...

This is scary!... To think that I travelled on this same road via THE YOUNG MOTORS though with their small bus that same friday 5th. I didn't get to see this. Apparently we were ahead while it happened behind. I agree that the number of Lorries n trucks on the road dat friday were many causing terrible traffic. Truly His promises never fail (psalm 121:6 & psalm 91). Thank You Jesus for the lives that didn't perish that day. May the souls of these departed ones rest in peace. Amen. We all need u desperately Jesus! Find us and make us yours! Amen! This is sad! How long will the devil take glory?! Gosh! A luxury bus! Shit! And to think that they were headed my root(enugu) too from lagos?! All I can say is thank you Lord for journey mercies that day. Lord have mercy!

Anonymous said...

Amen fire!

Anonymous said...

Dis is terrible,I was supposed to travel dat day but fate made me cancel until d ff week,I thank God for his Mercies.may dia souls RIP!

Anonymous said...

The Tanker was going to Benin close to where the accident happened DANGOTE cement truck was overtaking the tanker at the same time the YOUNG SHALL GROW Bus was also trying to overtake Dangote truck as well some how some how there was a swerve and dangote truck scrached the tanker that was how it stated. What am still trying to understand is how the THREE DRIVERS escaped UNHARMED. Where the incident happed was a valley so the fuel concentrated on that spot consuming everything in it's path including those selling along the road and all the shops that were open nearby. One more thing a lady and her daughter from the bus survived but the mother later died at the hospital.

_Khire