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2 injured, 2 vehicles burnt as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

2 injured, 2 vehicles burnt as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Written by Maritime First

…As Fuel tanker explodes after colliding with 2 vehicles***

Two people were injured while two vehicles got burnt as a fuel tanker exploded on Thursday on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar, Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

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Umar noted that three vehicles, a Toyota Camry marked AAA 251 HE, a Toyota Corolla with registration number LSD 828 GS and an unregistered tanker were involved in the accident.

He added that the accident was caused by overspeeding, brake failure and loss of control on the part of the tanker driver.

He explained that five male adults were involved in the accident, but no life was lost.

“Rescue operation is still on to put the resultant fire under control,’’ he said.

“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and remain calm until the fire is extinguished,’’ Umar advised.

He assured that FRSC personnel and sister agencies were on ground to ensure orderliness.

In the same vein, a fuel tanker exploded on Thursday on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after it had a collision with two buses.

Mr Ahmed Umar, Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

“A multiple crashes involving a tanker and two other vehicles occurred around a worship centre on the outward section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.

“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and remain calm until the resultant fire is extinguished,’’ he advised.

Umar assured that FRSC personnel and sister agencies were on ground to ensure orderliness.

 

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