Two people have been severely injured following a gas laden tanker crash along the east west road at Uwehru community axis in Ughelli north local government area of Delta.
The driver and one other person who were in the vehicle sustained injuries when the gas tanker crashed on the pavement demarcating the double lane of the express way.
According to sources, the accident appears to have been caused by over speeding and brake failure.
They noticed that the driver suddenly lost control before the crash occurred.
Sympathizers who were at the scene of the incident quickly rushed the accident victims to the government hospital.
The community residents are however calling on the authorities to evacuate the tanker from the highway to avoid further accidents.