Seven persons have lost their lives in a tanker explosion in Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. This development was confirmed by Dr Emmanuel Shior, the Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency. Shior disclosed that 50 houses were also destroyed in the inferno. He also conveyed the condolences of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who he said, has directed for a comprehensive audit of the fire incident and report back. After this audit, a detailed assessment of the incident will be made available for the public.