Breaking: Many Feared Killed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Breaking: Many Feared Killed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

  • Lives have been lost in an accident which occured along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, on Thursday, March 10
  • The incident which involved the collision of two vehicles and a fuel tanker that went into flames has been confimred by the FRSC Ogun state command through a statement
  • Meanwhile, motorists have been advised to drive cautiously and remain calm as efforts to put out the fire is underway

There is brewing tension in the air as many passengers are feared dead in multiple crashes along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The incident involved two vehicles and a fuel tanker which went up in flames around the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM) Prayer City, Daily Trust reports.

Lagos-Ibadan expressway is notorious for road crashes as it had claimed not less than 30 lives this year.

Breaking: Many Feared Killed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The accident occured around the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM) Prayer City Photo credit: YVYMaps.com
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The Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Ogun Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed Thursday’s crash in a terse statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.

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She said:

“A multiple crash involving a Tanker and two other vehicles just occurred around mountain of fire church on the outward section of the LAGOS-IBADAN Expressway.

“There is an outbreak of fire at the scene. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and remain calm until the fire is extinguished.”

Anxiety as fuel tanker explosion rocks southeast

There was pandemonium in Onitsha, Anambra state on Friday morning, January 28, as a fuel tanker exploded at the Upper Iweka Junction.

According to The Punch, the incident happened around 8:30 am after the tanker broke down at a bad portion along the busy Onitsha-Owerri Road in front of the Relief Market.

Fire service men both from Anambra and Delta states have arrived at the scene and are battling to put out the raging fire that has caused serious traffic gridlock along the expressway.

Okowa visits scene of fuel tanker explosion on Warri-Portharcout expressway

Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday, January 27, called for immediate assessment of the cause of the petroleum product tanker explosion, which razed down no fewer than 25 houses and destroyed valuables worth millions of naira in Delta state.

The incident, which occurred in Ohoror community in Ughelli north local government area of the state on Wednesday night, January 26, along the Warri-Portharcout expressway, reportedly claimed two lives in the two trucks involved in the explosion.

Okowa made the call when he visited the scene of the incident, even as he commiserated with the community on the tragedy and gave assurance that government would take steps to cushion the effect of the inferno on victims.

Source: Legit.ng

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