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Explosion: Six Tankers, Five Trucks Burnt On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway |LAGOS EYE NEWS

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Vehicles numbering 13 have been destroyed in a fuel tanker explosion around a trailer park at Ogere, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The burnt vehicles include six tankers, five trucks, and two cars.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred at about 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday impeding traffic outward Lagos State.

A huge crowd gathered at the scene of the explosion and the Fire Fighters and road safety officials are at the scene battling the fire.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), also confirmed that six tankers, five trucks and two cars were destroyed in a tanker explosion.

According to FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr. Ahmed Umar, one person had so far been rescued and taken to a private hospital in Ogere.

Similarly, TRACE spokesman, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi explained on the traffic situation as a result of the explosion said that vehicles moving inbound Lagos should go through Saapade-Ode/Remo-Iperu-Sagamu to relink Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

“In addition, vehicles moving inbound Ibadan should also go through Sagamu-Iperu-Ode/Remo-Saapade to relink Lagos-Ibadan expressway,’’ Akinbiyi said.

Recall, the incident was the fifth of such tragedies involving fuel tankers in the Lagos and Ogun State axis since the beginning of the year.

On March 21, a fuel tanker was the cause of the fire on Otedola Bridge, also on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in which many vehicles were burnt.

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