Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oh No! 3 Persons Lose Their Lives In Ghastly Accident Involving Petrol Tanker On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A truck transporting petrol erupted in flames along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday, October 18, leaving three persons dead.

The development was made public by Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Traffic Enforcement and Enlightenment Corps (TRACE).

It was gathered that Akinbiyi attributed the accident to reckless driving, and confirmed that 3 people had died in the accident.

He disclosed that the driver of the tanker was overspeeding, and this caused the vehicle to flip over and burst out in flames.

The fire then engulfed a bus parked close by.

The unfortunate tragedy occurred inbound Ibadan, after the Ogere toll gate, near Kyakyama filling station.

Akinbiyi further disclosed that TRACE and FRSC officials had stepped in to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, an auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway caused the death of 30 people on Thursday night, September 14, Premium Times reports.

The accident occurred at about 8pm on Km 95 around the Elebolo Quary area on the Ibadan axis of the road.

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