The driver of petrol tanker lost control of his truck and rammed into a school in Ekpoma along Ekpoma-Abuja Express Way.
Thankfully no one was in the building when the accident happened as the school was closed for the weekend. The truck however destroyed an SUV that was parked in front of the school.
This accident comes few weeks after a petrol tanker exploded at Otedola bridge in Lagos killing over 10 persons and destroying over 50 cars.
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This is coming just a few days after a tanker exploded at Otedola/Ojodu Berger in Lagos, leaving over 54 vehicles burnt.
The tanker was heading out of Lagos towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the crash occurred, causing panic and fear. Many people were feared trapped in their cars with LASEMA reporting that nine people lost their lives in the crash.
On getting to the scene of the incident it was discovered that a Mack tanker truck loaded with 33 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) moving inward Berger at about 5:23pm, fell and spilled its content on the road resulting into fire outbreak. Further investigation by the Lasema Response Team.
Unfortunately 9 bodies were confirmed dead and recovered from the scene (8 adults and 1 minor) and 4 persons sustain various degrees of injuries and taken to the hospital.
A total number of 54 vehicles were completely burnt as a result of the inferno.
The Agency’s LASEMA Response Team, men of Lagos State Fire Service, LRU fire, LSNC, NSCDC, FRSC, LASAMBUS, LASTMA, SEHMU, LSPWC and Nigeria Police Force from Alausa and Isheri Division were the responders present at the scene.
Effort on going to recover all burnt vehicles off the road.
Recovery operations ongoing. General Manager LASEMA Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu