Tanker explosion: 2 dead, 3 injured along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Tanker explosion: 2 dead, 3 injured along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

 

A tanker explosion which occurred along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Ogun state has claimed the lives of two persons, leaving three others badly injured.

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According to reports, the incident happened early hours of today, Thursday October 6.

The victims were reportedly burned beyond recognition.

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It was also gathered that 12 vehicles were gutted by fire in the incident that happened at Sango-Ota Old Toll Gate Plaza, along the Lagos-Abeokuta road.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe said the tanker was mounting the Ilo Awele slope, next to the Abeokuta-Lagos portion of the road, when it fell around 1:30 am, spilt its contents, and burst into flames

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She added that three persons who were seriously injured have been taken to a general hospital while the remains of the victims have been evacuated.

“Men of the fire service were contacted immediately and the area was cordoned-off to prevent a secondary crash,” Okpe said.

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“The suspected cause of the multiple crash was mechanical deficiency. While ascending, the vehicle rolled back and got hooked. The content spilled off and there was fire outbreak.”

 

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