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Yet another fuel tanker explodes

A tanker fully loaded with petrol exploded in a ball of fire on Friday after losing control and hitting the road barricade on Lagos Ibadan Expressway, just before the Redemption campground.

This followed panic that was created in the early hours of Friday when another fuel tanker reportedly fell and spilled petrol on Ozumba Nbadiwe around Lekki Ajah expressway.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command said the situation was later brought under control as firefighters swung into action to stop the fire shortly after the fire occurred.

A statement signed by Florence Okpe, FRSC Public Education Officer (Ogun Command) explained that Okpe said that the incident happened at KM 30 of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway around Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State.

She said the accident involved two vehicles and seven persons. She added that only one person was injured and had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

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The statement revealed that the cause of the accident was suspected to be excessive speed, which led to a loss of control.

“The Fire Service were invited and they extinguished the fire. The crash scene has been cleared and traffic restored on the Expressway.

The injured victim was rescued to Famobis Hospital Lotto, near Mowe, Ogun State”, the statement said.

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