One feared dead, cars burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun

Written by on January 19, 2021

One person was feared dead while scores of vehicles got burnt in a tanker explosion that occurred in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guarantee Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The explosion, which reportedly involved a 33,000-fuel laden tanker, happened due to brake failure.

It was observed that the tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road climbed the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while descending from the bridge .

The tanker hit a motorcycle which was in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.

Shortly after it rammed into some vehicles, it exploded.

The fire which spread to a few offices around the place caused panic as many motorists started reversing to avoid being caught up in the explosion.

 


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