Many Feared Dead As Petrol Tanker Explodes In Ogun

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A petrol tank has reportedly exploded around area of Ogun state in the early hours of Friday. learnt that the tanker fell around toll gate, Ota axis of Lagos-Abeokuta highway, while approaching Shoprite Store.

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

Akinbiyi confirmed that there were causalities but the number could not be ascertained yet.

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


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