Ogun tanker fire kills two at Ogere, Lagos Ibadan expressway
An early morning tanker explosion which happened at Ogere area of the popular Lagos Ibadan expressway resulted in the deaths of two people, two cars and 11 trucks burnt.
The fire started around 6am Tuesday morning when a fully load petrol tanker crashed into another truck in the middle of heavy traffic on the highway.
Due to the heavy traffic, the fire was able to spread to other cars and trucks that were around the tanker and all caught fire.
Emergency teams on ground confirm to reporters that two people died in the incident while other victims were rushed to the hospital.
Federal and state fire fighters quenched the fire at around 8am, but the fire returned a few minutes later as some of the other loaded trucks began to leak their content on the road.
The incident lead to total closing of the highway with nobody unable to drive into Lagos or Ibadan through the road.
The traffic situation caused by the fire also affected vehicles heading towards the eastern parts of the country.
As at press time emergency agencies have completely put out the fire and began evacuating the burnt vehicles from the road to open up the highway.
This incident is happening just a few days after another tanker fire happened in Lagos and destroyed part of the Ogun state owned Opic building.