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No fewer than ten people have been burnt beyond recognition in a tanker explosion which occurred in Ogun State.
The incident occurred around Conoil before Sagamu interchange, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.

It was gathered that the accident involved five vehicles, including a Mack truck with registration number AKL 198 ZT, an Iveco truck with no registration number, a Mazda bus marked, FFE 361 XB, an unmarked Howo truck, and the Mack tanker.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe, blamed the accident on excessive speed on the part of the Iveco truck.

According to her, the driver of the Iveco truck which was travelling at top speed lost control and rammed into the tanker which resulted in the fire outbreak due to leakages

She added that the Mazda bus was engulfed by the fire.

“The suspected cause of the multiple crash was excessive speed which led to loss of control on the part of the Iveco truck and smashed the tanker body which resulted to fire outbreak due to leakage.

“The Mazda bus got engulfed in the spark of the fire,” Okpe said.

The FRSC spokesperson disclosed that the burnt bodies have been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu, Ogun State.

“The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun Sector Command, Ahmed Umar, has commiserated with the family of the victims after visiting the scene of the incident.

“He (Umar) also advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules, and regulations as well as considering each other while driving,” Okpe added.

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