Tanker explosion

BREAKING: Many feared dead as petrol tanker falls, explodes in Ogun

Many people yet to be identified reportedly feared dead as a petrol-laden tanker fell on early hour of Friday morning at Toll gate, Ota axis of Lagos-Abeokuta highway, while approaching Shoprite Store.

According to Daily Post reports that the tanker went up in flames immediately, destroying lives, vehicles, and properties.

Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi released a video of the inferno.

Akinbiyi told report that there were casualties but the number could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

According to Akinbiyi, the TRACE Corps, Fire Service agents, Federal Road Safety Corps, the police, the NSCDC, Naval officers and the Army were all on ground for rescue operations.

While sympathising with those affected by the ugly incident, Akinbiyi advised motorists to avoid Toll Gate Area for now.

“Nevertheless, they can go through the Old Ota Road to link Awolowo Road down to Sango under bridge to link Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,” he said.


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