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12 Vehicles Destroyed As Tanker Explosion Kills 2, Injures 3 In Ogun

October 6, 2022

The accident occurred at the Ilo Awela section of the road.

A tanker explosion Thursday morning at a section of the Sango Tollgate on the Lagos-Abeokuta Road left two people fatally burnt, three others maimed, and 12 vehicles damaged.

The accident occurred at the Ilo Awela section of the road.

Mrs. Florence Okpe, the Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta.

She said, “FRSC carried out a rescue operation at about 1:30 am Thursday morning involving a Tanker laden with PMS (Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol) while ascending Ilo Awela slope adjoining Abeokuta– Lagos section of the expressway, fell and went into flame.

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

“At 4: 05 am, a total of 12 vehicles were involved. They comprised three luxurious 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 only female adult seriously burnt.

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