Ogun fuel tanker explosion

Three persons were
roasted to death while several others received
various degrees of fire burns when a petrol tanker exploded at Ibafo,
Ogun State on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Tues­day night.
Witnesses said the tank­er fell when the tyre was damaged by a pothole.

It was gathered that an­other truck was brought to transload the petro­leum product.
A witness said: “While the owners of the tanker were transloading the
product believed to be petrol, a commercial bus driver whose vehicle
was smoking passed by and the tanker exploded, kill­ing seven persons
while many others were burnt.
“Those mostly affected were petrol black market dealers on the
roadside. The incident happened Tuesday night and travel­lers were
trapped in traffic gridlock that occurred till Wednesday morning”
The Assistant Corps Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC),
Mowe Unit, Mr Dare Ogunjobi, said the command was yet to as­certain the
casualty figure in the incident.
He said: “After clear­ing the traffic, we are going to visit some of
the hospitals in the neigh­bourhood to ascertain the num­ber and
identities of victims and the death casualty. As at now we have not
received any report on the casualties.”
A driver said: “We rushed some victims including Abdul­lahi Umar,
Issa Yahaya, Sallah Mu­hammed and Adam to a private hospital in the
community, the doc­tor was demanding for N100,000 each for
treatment”

(Source: Daily Sun)

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