TRAGIC: One Dies, Properties Burnt In Abeokuta Gas Tanker Explosion (VIDEO) | MarvelTvUpdates

One person has lost his life, six others injured and six vehicles burnt in a gas tanker explosion.

It was gathered that, the incident happened at Aro Area Ita Osin along Abeokuta-Sango-Lagos Expressway.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, disclosed this in a statement sent to journalists.

Okpe said that the deceased was suspected to be the motorboy of the gas-laden tanker.

The accident reportedly happened at about 4:10 pm.

The truck was said to have suffered brake failure after which it lost control and hit the roadside culvert.

It later went up in flames with the fire engulfing five other cars and two shops around the accident scene.

Okpe said, “The crash occurred at about 1610 hrs Involving a tanker laden with gas. The number of people involved was 06 and all male adults, 02 got injured but unfortunately, 1 person died from the fire incident which is the motor boy who was trapped.

“A total of 05 vehicles were involved with registration numbers as follows, AAN544 YC NISSAN, GDB841XR MICRA, LSD993 CY NISSAN, T23771 LA SINO TRUCK, and a HONDA CRV with no registration number on it.

“The suspected cause of the crash was mechanical deficiency( brake failure ) and the vehicle crash on the road barricade then went into flames and other vehicles around/shops were burnt.

“The fire service was contacted immediately and the scene was conned also to avoid a secondary crash.

“The corpse was deposited at the State General Hospital morgue Abeokuta and the injured victims were taken by the family.”

The Ogun State Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala while confirming the incident said that the fire service men were still on the ground clearing the wreckage of the burnt tanker at the time of filing this report.

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