Petrol tanker explodes in Ogun

A tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, has on Sunday exploded in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from the Punch that the tanker overturned around 04.45am while making its way inbound Rounder from Oju-Irin, Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said TRACE officials, Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and the firefighters were working assiduously to restore normalcy saying transloading was in progress, motoring public domiciled or moving around the axis to remain calm and cooperative.

He also warned the public to avoid scooping of fuel, use of handset and cooking gas so as not to spark off a fire” but later said the fallen tanker finally exploded in the course of the rescue operation.

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