2 Persons Dead, Cars Burnt as Tanker Explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Two persons were confirmed dead again yesterday, after a tanker exploded along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The tanker, with no registration number and laden with Premium Motor Spirit PMS, which was inbound Ibadan reportedly exploded some few kilometers after the Sagamu interchange.

Confirming the incident, the Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, said the accident occurred about 6:05 a.m. near CDK Company.

He disclosed that eight male adults were involved in the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, three vehicles, and a Bajaj motorcycle, were also affected during the fuel explosion.

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


The corpses have since been deposited at Idera Morgue in Sagamu.

Umar attributed the 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 therefore 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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