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A petrol-laden tanker on Thursday morning exploded while ascending the Ilo Awele slope in Ota adjoining the Abeokuta – Lagos section of the expressway .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the truck fell to the ground, spilled its content and went up in flames .
Our correspondent gathered that a spark occurred, killing two persons , injured three and razed 12 vehicles.
In a statement issued by the Federal Road Safety Corps, Otta Unit Command on Thursday, three people were seriously burnt and two were burnt beyond recognition .
While the injured have been rescued by the Command, the remains of the deceased have been taken to the morgue.
According to the statement, FRSC Ota unit command, and other sisters organization carried out a rescue operation at about 1 :30 early hours of the morning involving a Tanker laden with PMS while ascending Ilo Awele adjoining Abeokuta-Lagos section of the expressway, fell and went into flame.
She said “men of the fire service were cont the acted immediately and the area was cordoned to prevent a secondary crash.
“As at 0405 hrs this morning a total of 12 vehicles were involved which comprised of 03 Luxurious buses, 04 tricycles, a 03 motorcycle, 01 yellow bus, and a Tanker.
“A total of 03 persons were rescued to OTTA General hospital ( 02 male adult and 01 female adult) were seriously burnt. 02 bodies burnt beyond recognition have been evacuated from the scene.”
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