A mother and her infant child, including six others, have reportedly died after a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell and exploded along the Warri-Sapele road in Delta State.

The tragedy occurred Friday morning near Ometan junction, in Okpe Local Government Area along the ever-busy Warri-Sapele road.

The truck was said to have fallen and spilled its content on the road before exploding.

Residential buildings, makeshift caravans and vehicles as well as heavy duty trucks were lost to the fuel tanker explosion.

Eye witnesses said the tanker, which was headed from Effurun, lost control while trying to overtake another truck a few meters away from the boundary bridge between Uvwie and Okpe local government areas.

They said the victims gutted by the inferno were burnt beyond recognition, leaving several others injured and hospitalized.

Meanwhile, the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has visited the scene of the incident.