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.
Lagos-Ibadan expressway is notorious for road crashes as it had claimed not less than 30 lives this year.
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.
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.”
“Three vehicles were involved with registration numbers AAA251HE
TOYOTA CAMRY CAR ASH, LSD828GS TOYOTA COROLLA CAR, and Mack Truck with no number on it.
“The suspected causes of the multiple crashes were speed, brake failure, and loss of control on the part of the tanker.
“The rescue operation is still on to put the fire under control by personnel of Ogun state Fire service. FRSC men are managing the traffic situation assisted by other agencies. MTD officers from Ibafo police station are on the ground too.”