Two Feared Dead As Fuel Tanker Explode In Abeokuta

Two Feared Dead As Fuel Tanker Explode In Abeokuta

Few minutes Ago, a fire incident occurred along oke ilewo axis which was caused by a Fuel Tanker.

Two people feared dead according to report. The unfortunate fire incident was said to have ocurred in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guarantee Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.

Report also revealed that the incident has been put under control with combined efforts of men of the Federal and Ogun State Fire Service alongside sister agencies.

The explosion, which reportedly involved a 33,000-fuel laden tanker, happened due to a brakes failure.

Report gathered that at the motor park close to the scene, also observed that the tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road climbed the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while descending from the bridge .

The tanker hit a motorcycle which was in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.

Shortly after it rammed into the scores of the vehicles, it exploded.

The fire which spread to a few offices around the place caused panic as many motorists started making reverse to avoid being caught up in the explosion.

There was anxiety over the fate of some pupils who were in the vehicles around the place and in the school premises opposite the scene of explosion.