One dead, two injured as explosion rocks Abeokuta


A gas tanker explosion has occurred at Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, killing one person, while two others were injured.

Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun Sector Command, Mrs Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.

According to her, the unfortunate incident occurred at 4:10 pm.

The FRSC spokesperson explained that six people were involved in the incident, saying that one person who was the motor boy, died in the incident, while two people were injured and rushed to the hospital.

“A total of five vehicles were involved, including two Nissan cars with registration numbers AAN 544 YC, LSD 993 CY, a Sino tanker marked T23771 LA, a Micra marked GDB 841 XR and a Honda CRV without registration number,” she said.

She further explained that the tanker suffered brake failure before it lost control and crashed into the road barricade, then went up in flames.

She added that some vehicles and shops around were burnt.

“The fire service was contacted immediately and the scene was cordoned-off to avoid a secondary crash”, she added

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