Two People Die, Vehicles Burnt in Ogun Tanker Explosion

Boluwatife Adedokun

A tanker explosion that occurred at Sango-Ota Old Toll Gate Plaza, along the Lagos-Abeokuta road in Ogun state, this morning has claimed the life of two people, leading to several vehicle burning and three other persons burnt.

In a Statement on Thursday, the Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe disclosed that the tanker was ascending the Ilo Awele slope, adjoining the Abeokuta-Lagos section of the expressway when it fell around 1:30 am.

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

“As of 4:05 in the morning, a total of 12 vehicles were involved, which comprised three luxury buses, four tricycles, three motorcycles, one yellow bus, and a tanker.

“A total of three persons were rescued to Ota General Hospital (two male adults and one female adult), after sustaining serious burning injuries.

“Two bodies burnt beyond recognition have been evacuated from the scene.

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


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