Panic as petrol tanker explodes in Ogun community


A tanker filled with petrol has exploded on the boundary between Olambe and Matogun, in the Ifo Native Authorities Space of Ogun State.

FreJobsAlert gathered that the driving force was conveying diesel to a spot in the native authorities when he misplaced management as a consequence of dangerous highway.

One of many eyewitness by the title of Rahma Aliyu, who spoke with FreJobsAlert, stated that the hearth resulted from the spilled petrol affecting buildings in the world.

She stated “I used to be contained in the room when heavy smoke gathered across the community. On getting outdoors, I noticed folks operating. It is a severe hearth and it was brought on by a tanker that fell whereas plying the Olambe highway to attach Matogun. Lots of properties have been burnt.”

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, Nationwide Emergency Administration Company, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident in a press release on Saturday.

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He acknowledged that the incident occurred early in the morning, including that no casualty had been recorded.

The assertion learn: “A tanker laden with about 45,000 litres of PMS crashed, spilled its content material and exploded round 7am at Olambe, Matogun Street, Ifo LGA, Ogun State.

“Although, no dwell was misplaced or anybody sustained harm however about 10 buildings had been consumed in the incident.

“The scenario was mitigated with many of the content material spilling into the canal near the scene, thereby saving the community from severe incident that would have affected folks. The hearth has been put out.”

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