Lagos-Ibadan expressway was bloodied on Tuesday after 13 vehicles collide and fire engulf the road of Ogere In another terrible tanker explosion. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this incident on Tuesday to the press.
Commander Ahmed Umar, who is the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) commander in Ogun said the explosion happened in fronf of Romona trailer park at 6:20am to be precise along the major express way.
While giving the press an update, he said “The fire was serious: six tankers, five trucks, and two cars were burnt in the explosion,” He also added one survival has been taken to a private hospital in Ogere.
Mr. Akinbiyi, a ranking officer and spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has come out to advise motorist plying the route to seek alternative routes for safe driving.
“Vehicles moving inbound Lagos should go through Saapade-Ode/Remo-Iperu-Sagamu to relink Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”
“In addition, vehicles moving inbound Ibadan should also go through Sagamu-Iperu-Ode/Remo-Saapade to relink Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,” Mr Akinbiyi said.
The press asked the cause of the explosion and Akiniyi explained the tanker carrying fuel on the road suddenly burst without any cause.
Documenting the explosions, this will be the fifth explosion involving fuel tankers in the Ogun and Lagos axis this year.
The first for the year was the January 7 incident on Apapa-Oshodi express way with a big tanker explosion. Another one occurred on March 21 on Otedola brige via Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mainland Ikotun also got it shares of explosion on March 25 when a diesel-landen tanker burst and caused fire to destroy several vehicles and shops.
OPIC plaza have the highest numbers of casualties when 25 cars were reportedly destroyed in the inferno that engulf the Chinese restaurant at the Ogun State Property Investment Corporation over a gas leak from the Chinese restaurant.