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Panic as tanker explosion kills 5 persons on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Tragedy occurred again at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as five persons were burnt to death by a petrol tanker explosion on Wednesday morning.

The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, while confirming the incident said that the accident occurred at 4:46 am, around Tunji Alegi Filling Station Kwakyama area of Ogere on the expressway.

According to the sector commander, the suspected cause of the incident was wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving on the part of the petrol tanker driver, who collided with a moving truck, resulting in a fire outbreak.

He said the five dead victims were recovered from one of the crashed trucks and were burnt beyond recognition, Umar said.

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The sector commander added that the corpses had been deposited at FOS Morgue in Ipara Remo, Ogun State.

‘The FRSC wishes to inform the motoring public of the fire incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which occurred in the early hours of today, involving a petrol tanker laden with Premuim Motors Spirit (PMS) around Tunji Alegi Filling Station Kwakyama Area of Ogere,’ the FRSC commander stated.

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