Tragedy as another fuel tanker explodes

Tragedy as another fuel tanker explodes

Tragedy as another fuel tanker explodes

Two people were feared dead while several others were injured. The blaze set 53 other vehicles on fire and killed at least nine people, local emergency services report.

According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles were burnt.

A fresh accident has occurred along the Otedola Bridge axis of Berger in Lagos, barely 24 hours after a tanker exploded around the same spot on Thursday.

Another fuel tanker exploded along Minna-Suleja road on Friday morning after colliding with a Truck.

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In a statement, Kehinde Bamigbetan, commissioner for information, described the incident as a sad development, saying it is "most unfortunate and regrettable".

The incident took place around 5.30 pm (10 pm Indian time) on a motorway connecting Lagos to the city of Ibadan, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said.

"We extend our deepest commiseration to the families of persons who lost their lives as well as properties to the incident". "The buses have been moved from obstruction while wounded passengers hospitalised", RRS said. The governor assured that clearing of the highway of damaged vehicles to establish normal traffic flow would continue throughout the night until the objective is achieved. It led to serious traffic snarl in and out of the state.

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