Saturday, 6 August 2016

One dead, 11 injured in tanker explosion

The Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun State says one person died on Saturday in a road accident at Sagamu involving a fuel tanker, an articulated vehicle and a
bus.

Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, Adegoke Adetunji, said no fewer than 11 people also sustained injuries in the accident that an eyewitness said occurred about midnight.

He said the tanker, loaded with petrol had a mechanical problem and stopped on the road, while the bus and truck rammed into it resulting in an explosion.

He said the tanker caught fire and burnt the other two vehicles, noting that the dead and the injured had been taken to hospital.

“We can’t even give you the number plates of the affected vehicles because, as of the time we got there, they were all burnt beyond recognition,’’ he said.

Adetunji said the unfortunate accident must have been caused by the speed of the vehicles that rammed into it.

He advised motorists and commuters to always be alert when driving and avoid speeding.



NAN

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