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Tragedy averted as three tankers crash in Ogun


Three tankers crashed in Ogun State, on Wednesday, leading to loss of property worth millions of Naira.

While two of the tanker accidents were recorded in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the other was along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The report how a diesel tanker caught fire while offloading its content at Nine Energies Filling Station in Asero, Abeokuta.

Two persons were injured in the fire incident which started around 10 am on Wednesday.

Efforts by men of the Ogun State Fire Services helped in bringing the fire under control before it could spread to a nearby filling station.

around 9 pm on the same Wednesday, another tanker transporting 33,000 litres of petrol fell and spilled its content.

The incident occurred in front of Sunny Yinka Filling Station, Leme, Abeokuta.

It took the efforts of fire fighters, traffic regulators and other law enforcement agencies to prevent an explosion.

Until the early hours of Thursday, the area was cordoned off to avoid actions that could trigger a fire outbreak.

Likewise, a petrol-laden tanker went up in flames opposite Alade Fuel Station, outward the Lagos section of the Lagos-Ibadan highway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday said the incident happened at night.

Florence Okpe, the FRSC spokesperson told DAILY POST that the FRSC rescue team, men of the Ogun State Fire Services and those of the RCCG Fire Service responded swiftly to stop the fire from escalating.

According to Okpe, three persons involved in the incident were rescued alive with no injuries sustained.

Okpe said, “Three persons were involved in the burning tanker, all male adults. No death or injury was recorded from the crash.”

She added that FRSC operatives were on ground to manage the situation.

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