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Several Feared Dead As Tanker Catches Fire On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway




People around the tollgate, Ota axis of Lagos -Abeokuta highway were thrown into tragedy on Thursday after a petrol-laden tanker fell and caught fire while approaching the Shoprite store, killing a yet to be ascertained number of people.

Naija News learnt that immediately the tanker fell, it went up in flames, destroying lives, vehicles, and properties.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incidence told newsmen that there were casualties but the number had not been ascertained yet.

He noted that the TRACE Corps, Fire Service agents, Federal Road Safety Corps, the police, the NSCDC, Naval officers and the Army were already on ground for rescue operations.

He further advised motorists to stay away from Toll Gate area for now.

“Nevertheless, they can go through the Old Ota Road to link Awolowo Road down to Sango under bridge to link Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,” he said.

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