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Three Killed, As Petrol Truck, Others Trapped In Fire On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than three persons lost their lives, while many vehicles were burnt, early hours of Wednesday as a tanker crashed with some vehicles in Kara area, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Eyewitness account said the accident occurred around 3am when a loaded truck ran into a tanker with diesel. The friction immediately ignited fire, which consumed the two trucks, another saloon car as well as some occupants of the burnt vehicles.

The crash resulted to traffic, on the popular long bridge, extending to Berger and beyond, especially on the side of those traveling outside Lagos. The gridlock lasted till Wednesday afternoon.

The victims of the accident were burnt beyond recognition and were first deposited to the security agencies.

While confirming the accident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement, indicated that the crash occurred about 3.08am, Wednesday, when a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel ran into a truck with brewery products at high speed, after which fire broke.

Similarly, the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-west zone, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, advised those traveling on the axis to divert to alternative routes, while the debris of the crash were cleared from the highway.

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