Tragedy struck in Delta state on Wednesday, July 22, as a tanker laden with petroleum product exploded around Koko Junction section of the Benin/Saepele Expressway in Ethiope LGA.
The ugly incident claimed the lives of at least 20 persons who were reportedly burnt to death, according to a report by Daily Trust.
Citing sources whose names were not revealed, the newspaper stated that the incident occurred around 11am.
Legit.ng gathers that the incident also left several vehicles on the road trapped and burnt. An eyewitness said she was headed to Sapele from Benin when the Nissan Quest car she drove with other passengers was locked down in the heavy gridlock the incident precipitated on the road.
“The explosion was very devastating, many people were trapped in several vehicles in the inferno.
“At least, 10 passenger vehicles were burnt and no fewer than 20 charred bodies were removed from the vehicles.
“We were lucky because we got there when firefighters were already battling the fire.
“Many people were trapped inside the vehicles and it was difficult to rescue them because the fire was really huge,” the eyewitness said.
The officials of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) were reportedly battling the fire and rescuing victims as of 3pm.
The woman suspected of killing her four children in Naivasha had on several occasions borrowed money from her friends and neighbours, it has emerged.
One of her former classmates, who is also her friend, told the Nation that the suspect had approached her for financial support days before the killing of the four.
The friend says that the suspect had even requested for funds from a WhatsApp group comprising her former classmates.
“I never knew she was in dire financial straits. Being a member of our organisation, she had secured loans several times,” she said.
The friend regretted the woman’s actions, urging those who are going through depressing moments to always speak out.
The avocado is a rather unique fruit. Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious.
12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado
Written by Kris Gunnars, BSc on June 29, 2018
The avocado is a rather unique fruit.
While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats.
Numerous studies show that it has powerful health benefits.
Here are 12 health benefits of avocado that are supported by scientific research.
1. Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious
This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to various dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole.
These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health-conscious individuals. It’s often referred to as a superfood, which is not surprising given its health properties (2Trusted Source).
There are many types of avocado that vary in shape and color — from pear-shaped to round and green to black. They can also weigh anywhere from 8 ounces (220 grams) to 3 pounds (1.4 kg).
The most popular variety is the Hass avocado.
It’s often called alligator pear, which is very descriptive, as it tends to be pear-shaped and has green, bumpy skin like an alligator.
The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded.
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
- Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
- Folate: 20% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
- Potassium: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
- It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).