Tanker Carrying Petroleum Product Explodes at Lagos/Ogun Border

A diesel-laden tanker has exploded at the boundary between Olambe and Matogun, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The truck driver was said to be conveying the diesel to a filling station in the area when he lost control of the vehicle due to the bad road.

It was learnt that the truck crashed and the tank fell to the ground, got ruptured and the product spilled on the road and into the drainage channel in the area.

Our correspondent gathered that a spark occurred as the petrol was spilling and the fire razed shops and buildings in the area.

An eyewitness said the fire had caused panic in the community, adding that no fewer than 10 houses had been razed by the fire.

He said, “A lot of people have abandoned their homes; some people are still looking for their children. This is a serious fire and it was caused by a tanker that fell while plying the Olambe to connect Matogun. Shops and about 10 building have been burnt.”

The tanker was loaded with about 45,000 litres of PMS before spilling its content and exploded around 7am at Olambe, Matogun Road, Ifo LGA, Ogun State.

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