The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says two persons have does in a petrol-tanker explosion which occurred at the old toll gate of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Sango-Ota, Ogun state.
According to the FRSC, the petrol tanker skidded off the road, spilling its content and resulting in an inferno around 12 am on Friday.
Bisi Kazeem, FRSC public education officer, said in a statement that 17 vehicles were involved in the accident while six people sustained injuries.
Kareem explained that, “We have deposited the corpses at the Hospital Morque,” he said.
“Rescue Ops still ongoing. Some casualties still alive with burnt injuries evacuated for medical attention.
“Working with all sister agencies to restore normalcy .Traffic have been diverted.
” Alternative routes have been announced using electronic and social media broadcast and posting on traffic platforms for vehicles inward Lagos to go through under the bridge at Sango pending when the obstructions fully cleared.
” For now Men have been deployed to control traffic at toll gate. Vehicle inward Abeokuta are going through Ilo awela Road to emerge at Sango.”