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

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Five people have been killed in a petrol tanker explosion that occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the early hours of Wednesday, November 17.

In a statement released, the state sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun command, Ahmed Umar, said the accident happened at 4:46 am near Tunji Alegi filling station, Kwakyama area, Ogere.

According to Umar, the cause of the accident could be wrong overtaking and dangerous driving on the part of the petrol tanker driver. He said the petrol tanker collided with a moving truck resulting in the fire which affected at least five vehicles. He said the bodies of the dead persons were recovered from one of the crashed trucks and were burnt beyond recognition.

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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