A pregnant woman was burnt burnt beyond recognition in an accident involving an SUV and motorcycle at Navy Junction on Ibori Road,Oghara town, headquarters of Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was only identified by residents as Madam Gbogbo, a petroleum products black marketer and second-hand clothes dealer. The woman was said to be returning from a petrol depot with a gallon of fuel she had bought when the jeep knocked down her motorcycle.
“She was riding the motorcycle with the jerry can placed on the tank in front of her. The fuel exploded in the process, and there was nothing anyone could do to save her life,” an eyewitness said.