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Tanker fire kills one, injures six in Ogun


A  driver,  identified as Wale Olaitan, lost his life while   a family of six, as well as a   motorcyclist, sustained burns in a  fuel truck  explosion which occured at Owode- Ijako,along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, yesterday.

An eye witness told our correspondent that two buildings, located on numbers 96 and 98 on Lagos-Abeokuta  Expressway, situated adjacent to the spot where the tanker fell, were affected by the fire.

The family of six, who lived inside house number 96, suffered some degrees of burns and were receiving treatment in hospital.

It was gathered that not less than three shops were also burnt.

According to the source, the tanker lost control, hit a median and  fell, prompting the content to spill and  caught fire.

According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred about 4:30pm.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence in Ogun State, Kareem Olanrewaju, confirmed the incident.

He said his men at Ota  Division  received a distressed call  after the incident, saying  men of   Fire   Service put out the fire.

According to him, property worth millions of naira, including three houses,two cars, generator  were destroyed.



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