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10 Burnt To Death, Three Vehicles Razed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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10 Burnt To Death, Three Vehicles Razed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Tragedy struck on Thursday morning around the Sagamu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when a tanker explosion claimed the lives of 10 persons.

The explosion occurred around 1am today around Araromi town, after Conoil filling station towards Sagamu Interchange on the outward Lagos section of the expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar said that two fuel-laden tankers, two trucks, and one bus were involved in the explosion.

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Umar said three of the vehicles were burnt in the inferno.

He also said while 12 persons were involved in the inferno, 10 persons were burnt to death while two occupants of the vehicles escaped.

The FRSC official added there is a possibility of discovering more casualties as recovery efforts is ongoing.

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