5 die as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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5 die as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
5 die as fuel tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
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By James Ogunnaike, ABEOKUTA

The Ogun State sector command of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Wednesday, confirmed that five persons were burnt to death in the early hours of Wednesday, as a petrol tanker burst into flames on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, said this in a statement he issued to newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Umar said, the accident occurred at 4:46a.m. around Tunji Alegi Filling Station Kwakyama area of Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The sector commander said that 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 and it resulted into fire.

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He noted that the five persons that died were recovered from one of the crashed trucks and  were burnt beyond recognition.

He added that the corpses had…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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