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Tanker explosion on Lagos-Ibadan expressway



It has been gathered that a tanker exploded following a crash in the Ogun State area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway between the Fidiwo bridge and Foursquare causing traffic.

The unregistered tanker was reported to have  exploded around 7:30 am on Friday morning.

The Ogun State Federal Road Safety Corps spokesperson, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident, adding that three persons were involved in the accident but no death or injury was recorded.

She said the accident involved an unregistered DAF tanker and another vehicle.

According to her, the suspected cause of the crash was wrongful overtaking which led to the scratching of two vehicles resulting in sparks of fire.

“The fire service men were contacted and traffic diverted immediately, with the crash scene cordoned off to avoid a secondary crash,” the spokesperson said.

With this new accident and the still recent Kara bridge accident, the traffic has become more intense. 

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