Petrol tanker mysteriously catches fire, explodes in Ogun

A truck fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, has exploded and caught fire in Ogun State.

The fuel-laden tanker mysteriously went up in flames where it was parked overnight.

Petrol tanker mysteriously catches fire, explodes in Ogun


The incident, it was gathered, occurred at the median, by Kwyakyama axis, after Ogere toll gate, along the Ogun State portion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi said the incident, on Wednesday, necessitated the diversion of traffic inbound Ibadan into Iperu town, en route Saapade to Ibadan.

He said that,

“Rescue operations are ongoing by TRACE Corps, FRSC, Police and the Fire Service.” adding that no casualty has been recorded.

No reason has been given for the sudden explosion of the tanker.

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