Ten people were reportedly burned to death in a tanker explosion at the Sagamu interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State on Thursday, and their deaths have now been officially confirmed.
Five automobiles, according to information from our correspondent, were also burned in the blaze.
The Federal Road Safety Corps‘ Florence Okpe and Babatunde Akinbiyi’s Public Education Officers for the Ogun Sector Command provided confirmation of the incident.
According to AKinbiyi and Okpe, the accident victims were completely burned beyond recognition.
They claim that the following vehicles were involved in the collision: a Mack truck with the license plate AKL 198 ZT, an Iveco truck without a license plate, a Mazda bus with the marking FFE 361 XB, an unmarked Howo truck, and the Mack tanker.
They determined that the Iveco truck’s excessive speed was what caused the collision.
Okpe said, “The driver of the Iveco truck, which was traveling at the top speed, lost control and rammed into the tanker, which resulted in the fire outbreak due to leakage.
“The suspected cause of the multiple crashes was excessive speed, which led to the loss of control on the part of the Iveco truck and smashed the tanker body, which resulted in fire outbreak due to leakage.
“The Mazda bus got engulfed in the spark of the fire.”
She added that the burnt bodies were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
“The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun Sector Command, Ahmed Umar, has commiserated with the family of the victims after visiting the scene of the incident.
“He (Umar) also advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations as well as consider each other while driving,” she said.