Petrol tanker explodes in Abeokuta as residents scoop fuel [VIDEO]

  A fully-loaded petrol tanker, on Sunday, exploded in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was learnt that the tanker, due to an axle probl...


 

A fully-loaded petrol tanker, on Sunday, exploded in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was learnt that the tanker, due to an axle problem, overturned around 04:45am while making its way inbound Rounder from Oju-Irin, Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.

The spokesman of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, had confirmed earlier that TRACE, police, FRSC and the fire fighters were working assiduously to restore normalcy, as transloading was in progress.

He warned the general public, particularly the motoring public, domiciled or moving around the axis to remain calm and co-operative by avoiding scooping of fuel, use of handset and cooking gas so as not to spark off fire.

However, our correspondent reports that the fallen tanker finally exploded in the course of the rescue operation.

“The earlier reported tanker laden with fuel which overturned while making its way inbound Rounder from Oju-Irin, Lafenwa, is now engulfed in fire, due to the uncooperative attitude of people around the axis through scooping of fuel and other unwholesome acts which sparked off the fire,” Akinbiyi updated.

The general public are advised to vacate the vicinity, while TRACE, POLICE, FRSC, FIRE SERVICE and other 1st responders resolve the latest emergency.

It could not be immediately confirmed if there are casualties as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, motorists going inward Rounder axis from Lafenwa, have been urged to use Olomore and Oke-Ata axis, respectively as alternative routes.

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