By Hakeem Adebumiti, Akure.
The Ondo State Government is prepared to reach out to families of victims of Sunday’s tanker explosion at Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.
This is contained in a statement by Mrs
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the State on Monday.
She noted that the Government received with deep regrets and sadness, while mourning the tragic death of fellow citizens in the explosion from the fuel laden tanker at Ore, in Odigbo local government.
“The government and people of the State are devastated by this unfortunate tragedy, which is not only gripping, but mind numbing. It is a tragedy that should not have occurred.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of the fuel tanker explosion and their families. This is a most horrendous way to die. We are shocked and traumatized as we express the depth of our grief for the victims of the explosion.
“The state would reach out to the victims’ families who are affected by these avoidable deaths. Whatever circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident must be discouraged. This is one tragedy too many and it is our joint responsibility to ensure this does not happen again. May God grant repose to the souls of the departed and succour to their families,” the statement read.