A Mazda Premacy car on Wednesday night exploded in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

The explosion in the process burnt to death the 37-year- old driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Registration No of the ill-fated car was LSR966GD.
The vehicle was said to have belonged to Softfort table water, situated at Block 2, Obanisuwa Egbejila, along Airport Road in the state capital.

The victim named Emmanuel, was said to have loaded the vehicle with geri-cans of petrol.

Spokesperson of Kwara Fire Service Hassan Adekunle confirmed the incident.

He said: “Firemen were able to retrieve the casualty from the motorcar on time and gave the body to the manager of the water factory named Mr. Surajudeen (the victim’s boss).

“The 37years victim driver was coming back from a filling station and fully rolled up inside the car forgotten that he had carried load of 3 gallons of 30 liters of petrol.

“On getting to the factory gate, the petrol suddenly got exploded and thereby caused the fire incident.

“The cause of the incident was due to the lack of proper ventilation in the car.”

He urged the general public to take safety practice as very paramount especially whenever they are performing their day-to-day activities, in order to protect their lives and property.