A truck driver identified as Ejiro Otarigho in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State who risked his life to prevent an explosion has narrated what happened on the day of the incident.
Naija News reports a viral video captured a driver driving his truck amidst the huge flame that could have destroyed properties and lives in the town.
The driver was able to avoid the tanker explosion as he succeeded in driving the burning truck to a safe environment.
Speaking about the incident to the BBC pidgin, Ejiro narrated that he was driving the truck when it got engulfed in flames.
The newlywed also revealed that the incident had happened in his community.
“The incident happened on the 10th of June at about 7pm.
I was driving the tanker loaded with fuel
I have discharged some of the product and I just left the place where I went to deliver some of the product when my boy shouted that the tank was burning.
The place was populated. When I saw the fire and it was massive, I told my boy to jump down that I was going to face the game all by myself.
When my boy jumped down and I drove the truck for 15mins from when the fire engulfed the truck.
My intention was to drive the truck into the river, but so many cars were parked and I told myself to drive straight and away from people in an open space’‘
Ejiro mentioned that the community members had thanked God for the safety of the driver and everyone.