Ogun: Petrol tanker kills one, injures 8

14 dead, 8 houses burnt in petrol tanker fire
Burning fuel tanker

By Ige Adekunle

The Ogun Command of the FRSC on Saturday said  that one person died and another injured in an accident that involved two vehicles and a motorcycle at Jujo Area, along  the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun.

The Ogun Sector Commandant of the FRSC , Mr Clement Oladele,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, that the accident happened at about 12.45 p.m.

Oladele said  that a Mack truck with registration number:  SMK 311 XE, loaded  with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) that was heading toward Lagos lost control due to a brake failure.

According to him, the truck rammed into a Highlander  Jeep  with registration mark:  KRD 18 EZ and a motorcycle.

The sector commandant said that nine persons were involved in the accident in which one person died, another one sustained serious injury while  others  had minor  injuries.

Oladele said,  “The corpse of the victim which happened to be the passenger on the motorcycle was still trapped under the tanker as at the time of filing this report.

” The passenger that sustained  serious injury  had been taken to General Hospital, Sango-Ota, Ogun for treatment.”

The commandant said that his men were having challenges  with  retrieving  the corpse  from underneath the tanker  due to the possibility of a fire outbreak.

He said that the men from  the fire service had  been contacted to be on standby  saying that transloading of the PMS  would start as soon as they arrived.

He said that the firemen would also be able to avert any fire outbreak.

Oladele said that was  the standard practice to follow when an incident like that had occurred.

Oladele said that his men were making efforts to remove the vehicle off the road to ease free flow of traffic in the area.

The commandant  advised motorists to  always be patient and to cooperate with the FRSC personnel and  those of the traffic and emergency agencies managing the traffic situation.

He also advised them  use  the alternative corridor of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. (NAN)

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