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Four feared dead in fuel tanker, container accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Four feared dead in fuel tanker, container accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Four persons were feared dead as a loaded fuel tanker was hit by a container-laden truck and the tanker burst into fire.

The accident occurred at Onigari Village, close to the Foursquare Gospel Church camp at Ajebo, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The tanker carrying 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit was said to travelling to Ibadan while the container laden truck was coming from Ibadan, when the accident occurred.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the accident occurred at a point where the traffic had been diverted to a single lane.

He said the truck had hit the tanker by the side, and in the process, it burst the tanker open, with its contents gushing out and it caught fire.

Akinbiyi explained that the situation was made worse as the truck had some passengers in the container attached to it.

He said, “Four persons have been confirmed dead in the inferno, as the truck was conveying some passengers.

“The tanker is still burning and there is gridlock on that axis of the expressway. It is terrible.”

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