Two die in tanker explosion along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Two persons were confirmed died yesterday, in a tanker explosion that occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.The tanker, with no registration number and laden with Premium Motor Spirit PMS, was inbound Ibadan when it exploded some few kilometers after the Sagamu interchange.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar, said the accident occurred about 6.05: a.m. near CDK Company.

According to him, eight male adults, three vehicles, and a Bajaj motorcycle, were involved in the unfortunate incident.

The command said two persons died, while six other persons came out unhurt from the accident.

The corpses of the dead, he said, have been deposited at Idera Morgue in Sagamu. He attributed cause of the accident to speeding on part of the driver and explained that the inferno had been put off by firefighters, while traffic has also been diverted to ease the free flow of vehicles in the area.

Umar advised motorists to cooperate with the FRSC personnel and other sister agencies to reduce the time being spent in the gridlocks.

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