Pick-Up Van Explosion: Burnt Body, Vehicle Still At The Centre Of The Road

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By Patrick Obia

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It has been almost 24 hours since the tragic Mini pick-up van exploded into flames in Calabar, and a driver burnt to death, the lifeless corpse and vehicle still lying on the highway.

The pick-up was coming from 8 miles axis on Monday, May 23, 2022 heading to town when the unfortunate incident occurred along culvert, Murtala Mohammed highway, Calabar by the Booms; a few metres away from Ikot Ansa bus stop.


The incident which happened at noon was said to have occurred when the van loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, better known as fuel from Depot, applied brakes when it approached the road speed bumps on the highway. The sharp march however ignited a spark and then an explosion.

Meanwhile, hours later, the burnt van and the driver’s carcass still lay in the middle of the ever busy highway with a stench smell hovering.

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