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Oborevwori condoles Ometan community over tanker fire accident

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has commiserated with Ometan community in Okpe Local Government Area of the state on the death of seven indigenes of the community to a tanker fire accident on Friday morning.

According eye witnesses, the fire accident occurred around 10am when the tanker laden with fuel fell on the road, after the tanker head detached while on motion in Ometan community along the Warri – Sapele Road on Friday.

Speaking at the accident scene, Governor Oborevwori flanked by Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor and former Chairman of Okpe Local Government Council, Hon. Isaiah Esiovwa, empathised with the community on the unfortunate incident.

“I was just coming from the creeks where I went to inspect projects and there was no network so immediately I arrived the Navy jetty, I received a message from the Head of Personnel Management of Okpe Local Government Council informing me of the sad incident.

“On getting here I saw dead bodies and those who witnessed the unfortunate incident, said the tanker had an accident and exploded which led to the fire explosion.

“It is a very sad situation and I commiserate with the people of Ometan community and families of those who lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.”

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