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One injured, five vehicles burnt after tanker collision



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One person was confirmed injured and five vehicles were engulfed in flames on Wednesday after two tankers collided at the Fidiwo end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to reports, the accident which occurred around 5.59am, involved two SUVs, a bus and two tankers.

It was learnt that the driver of the NNPC tanker was trying to overtake a Mazda bus while heading towards Ibadan when it collided with another tanker and spilt its content.

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The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident, noted that one person was injured adding that the accident was caused by dangerous driving on the part of the tanker drivers.

‘’No death and everybody was able to escape before we took them to hospital” he said

The FRSC commander, further urged motorists to avoid overtaking at construction zones while drivers were expected not to go beyond 60km per hour in such areas.

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