2 Feared Dead as Tanker Explodes on Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that two persons died in the tanker explosion that occurred along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the early hours of Tuesday.

The FRSC also revealed that 13 vehicles were destroyed in the incident.

The Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander Ahmed Umar confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Umar further disclosed that, so far, one person has been rescued from the scene of the explosion and taken to a private hospital for treatment.

He added that the remains of the deceased were taken away by their relatives.

According to him, “The fire is serious. Six tankers, five trucks and two cars were burnt in the explosion,”

Bad roads and poor safety standards among other factors had led to recurring tanker explosions along Nigerian roads over the years.

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