5 burnt beyond recognition as petrol tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

In the early hours of Wednesday, November 17, a petrol tanker explosion occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, killing five persons.

The accident occurred at 4:46 a.m. near Tunji Alegi filling station, Kwakyama area, Ogere, according to Ahmed Umar, state sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun command.

According to Umar, the collision could have been caused by the petrol tanker driver’s improper overtaking and risky driving. According to him, the petrol tanker collided with a moving truck, causing a fire that engulfed at least five vehicles. The bodies of the deceased were retrieved from one of the crashed lorries, he said.

He added that the corpses have been deposited at a mortuary in Ipara.

“The FRSC wishes to inform the motoring public of the fire incident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway which occurred in the early hours of today, involving a petrol tanker laden with premium motors spirit (PMS) around Tunji Alegi Filling Station, Kwakyama Area of Ogere.

This development calls for caution as the spill has affected some other vehicles parked at the shoulder of the road.” he said

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