Two person died, 35 vehicles burnt as tanker explodes on lagos-Ibadan expressway

A fuel-laden tanker on Saturday night went up in flames after an accident at the Kara end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway killing the driver and the motor boy. The Spokesperson of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred early Saturday morning, saying that over 35 vehicles including those parked on the highway were burnt down. “Our men are still on a rescue mission, the tanker was loaded with diesel, maybe the driver was on excessive speeding or sleeping while driving, along the line, the tanker fell on his side and it started spilling its content. “About 35 vehicles were burnt particularly those parked by the sides of the road, the driver and the motor boy died. We cannot say anything about other casualties now, I will keep you posted,” he said. Akinbiyi noted that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu. He advised motorists to avoid the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway presently and seek alternative routes because of the heavy gridlock the accident had caused.

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BREAKING: Fire guts Oando tank farm in Lagos

On Thursday, Oando Tank Farm located at Marine Beach, Ijora area of Lagos is currently on fire. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said emergency respondce had been deployed in the area to salvage the situation. He said, “There is a fire incident at the tank farm at Oando Depot in Ijora Badia. “The agency has activated its emergency response plan and all relevant stakeholders have commenced appropriate measures to combat the flames and prevent secondary incidents. “Lagosians are urged to remain calm. Further updates will be communicated.”

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Lagos:One dead in gas tanker accident

Sanusi Moruff, a 28-year-old man, lost his life in a gas tanker accident that occurred in Lagos State. The Lagos State Emergency Agency made this public by saying that the accident happened at the Fadeyo area of Lagos State. In a series of tweets on Monday, the agency said the dead body of the deceased had been handed over to members of his family. According to LASEMA, “Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the scene of the accident that involved an empty tanker, Quantum Oil with registration number KTU-344XY and a loaded gas tanker with registration number JJJ-258XW, it was discovered that an adult male was trapped today, Sunday, 26th October, 2020, at Fadeyi Bus-stop. “Unfortunately, the trapped victim, Sanusi Moruff aged 28yrs lost his life. With the combined efforts of the Eagle Squad, LASAMBUS, LNSC, NSCDC and Lagos State Fire Service, he was extricated and bagged before handing over to his family members who were at the scene of the incident.

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