Ogun resident burnt as two tankers explode

Ogun resident burnt as two tankers explode

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An explosion on the Ijebu Ode-Ibadan Expressway has claimed the life of a yet-to-be-identified male adult.

The incident occurred when two tankers caught fire on Wednesday night.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, in a statement on Thursday, said the accident occurred in front of the NASFAT centre along the route.

Akinbiyi said an eyewitness revealed that the driver of the first tanker, loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, aka petrol, was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle. The tanker was said to have fallen into a ditch and caught fire.

He explained that another tanker driver saw the first tanker on fire and decided to help out, adding that in the process his tanker was also engulfed by fire.

The TRACE spokesman said, “The incident happened at midnight. One person (male) died in the tanker fire.

“Our men, relying on an eyewitness, could not categorically say anything about the identity of the person who died in the inferno. However, the victim was trapped by the fallen tanker.

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