Another Tanker Explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

An early morning tanker explosion occurred again today at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and BBC has confirmed that the fire incidence had a lot of casualties. Two persons have been reported to be dead; while a lot of vehicles were destroyed, including trucks.

The fire explosion started when a fully loaded petrol tanker rammed into another truck on the highway in the middle of a serious traffic. The standstill made the fire spread quickly while emergency teams were forced to close down the highway.

Speaking on this incident, the FRSC Ogun Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar said, “The fire is serious; the number of vehicles involved cannot be ascertained yet. Ogun State Fire Service has arrived the scene, while FRSC operatives are on the ground managing the traffic situation.”

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