VIDEO: Pandemonium As Tanker Explosion Rocks Ogun
A fuel tanker has exploded in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, burning several vehicles and leaving one person suspected dead.
The incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guaranty Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The tanker was reportedly carrying 33,000 litres of petrol.
Eyewitnesses say it lost control while descending from an overhead bridge. It hit a motorcycle in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.
Ogun State Government in a tweet said the incident has been brought under control.
“The unfortunate fire incident has been put under control with combined efforts of men of the Federal and Ogun State Fire Service alongside sister agencies,” the tweet reads.
UPDATE: The unfortunate fire incident has been put under control with combined efforts of men of the Federal and Ogun State Fire Service alongside sister agencies.#BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #OgunState pic.twitter.com/xIplK8DPpM
— Ogun State Government (@OgsgTweets) January 19, 2021
Fire explosion at Gtb/ cbn axis ,kuto, Abeokuta
RIP to the lost souls pic.twitter.com/IezKkUJA5g
— Your BURNt SteW (@your_burnt_stew) January 19, 2021
The casualty figure is yet to be made official.
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