4 dead in Ogun fuel tanker accident

3 women, 4 children burnt to death in Abuja tanker fire

At least four persons were confirmed dead when a loaded fuel tanker was hit by a container-laden truck, resulting in the tanker bursting into flames.

It was gathered that the accident occurred at Onigari village, close to the Foursquare Gospel Church camp at Ajebo, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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

He said the truck had hit the tanker by the side and spilled its contents on the road, and later caught fire.

“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,” he said.

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