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One dead, many injured as tanker explodes in Ogun State

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One feared dead, many injured as tanker explodes in Ogun
“The tanker later rammed into scores of cars before it eventually exploded. It affected some offices in the area including that of the Guaranty Trust Bank…”

One person has been feared dead as a fuel-laden tanker exploded in Abeokuta, the capital of .

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. along Presidential Boulevard Road, Guarantee Trust Bank in Kuto, Abeokuta, led to the burning of dozens of cars.

Many people who sustained severe injuries have also been taken to hospitals for treatment.

Witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES the tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road had a brake failure and as a result descended from the over-head bridge.

β€œThe tanker later rammed into scores of cars before it eventually exploded. It affected some offices in the area including that of the Guaranty Trust Bank,” Seun Okeowo said.

Confirming the incident, the government, in a tweet urged residents of the state capital to avoid passing GTB, Kuto Road due to the explosion.

β€œMotorists within Abeokuta metropolis are advised to avoid GTB, Kuto Road for now. A fuel tanker has caught fire.🔥 The situation is being attended to, as we speak.”


Some minutes after the post, the state government updated its post, saying the fire had been put under control.

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