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Tanker explosion claims 5 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Five persons, early morning of Wednesday lost their lives in a tragic incident that happened on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Giving an update on the development, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, in a statement issued to newsmen in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state said; “The FRSC wishes to inform the motoring public of the fire incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which occurred in the early hours of today, involving a petrol tanker laden with Premuim Motors Spirit (PMS) around Tunji Alegi Filling Station Kwakyama Area of Ogere”.

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According to him, “this development called for caution as the spill has affected some other vehicles parked at the shoulder of the road,“ he said in the statement.

Umar said that “a total of five vehicles were involved in the inferno and urged motorists to cooperate with traffic managers so as to reduce hours spent in the traffic gridlock”.

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