Petrol tanker mysteriously catches fire, explodes


A truck fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as
petrol, yesterday, exploded and caught fire in Ogun State.
The fuel laden tanker, mysteriously went up in flames where it was
parked overnight.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred at the median, by Kwyakyama
axis, after Ogere toll gate, along the Ogun State portion of the
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) corps,
Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.
Akinbiyi said the incident, on Wednesday, necessitated the diversion
of traffic inbound Ibadan into Iperu town, en route Saapade to Ibadan.
He said that, “Rescue operations are ongoing by TRACE Corps, FRSC,
Police and the Fire Service.” adding that no casualty has been
No reason has been given for the sudden explosion of the tanker.

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