10 Dead, 5 Vehicles Burnt In Ogun Tanker Explosion



Femi Adeleke




No fewer than ten people have been burnt beyond recognition in a tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday in Ogun State.

The accident occurred around Conoil before Sagamu interchange, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The accident involved five vehicles, including a Mack truck with registration number: AKL 198 ZT, an Iveco truck with no registration number, a Mazda bus marked, FFE 361 XB, an unmarked Howo truck and the Mack tanker.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta, the State capital.

Okpe blamed the accident on excessive speed on the part of the Iveco truck.

According to her, the driver of the Iveco truck which was travelling on top speed lost control and rammed into the tanker which resulted to the fire outbreak due to leakage.

She added that, the Mazda bus was engulfed by the fire.

“The suspected cause of the multiple crash was excessive speed which led to lose of control on the part of the Iveco truck and smashed the tanker body which resulted to fire outbreak due to leakage.

“The Mazda bus got engulfed in the spark of the fire”, Okpe said.

She added that the burnt bodies were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

“The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun Sector Command, Ahmed Umar has commiserated with the family of the victims after visiting the scene of the incident.

“He (Umar) also advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations as well as considering each other while driving”, Okpe added.

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