Two Burnt To Death In Ogun Tanker Explosion - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Two Burnt To Death In Ogun Tanker Explosion


ABEOKUTA - No fewer than two persons were confirmed to have been burnt to death while several others sustained injuries in a tanker explosion in Oju Irin, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Sunday Morning.


Our correspondent gathered three life were lost in the raging fire which also destroyed shops and other valuable items.


The bodies have been evacuated by the federal road safety and Fire Fighters.


A source close to the venue, who confirmed the incident said the victims were burnt “beyond recognition”.


Daily Champion gathered that, a fully loaded PMS laden tanker overturned around due to the axle problem while making its way inbound Mile 2/Rounder axis area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta and spilled its content in the process.


According to the TRACE PRO, Babatunde Akinbiyi, while officials of the State Fire Service and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were transloading the content, some members of the public were scooping fuel, preventing the safety officers from successfully performing their duties which regrettably sparked off the fire.


Akinbiyi stressed further that, two lives were lost in the unfortunate inferno, that of a grandmother and grandchild, whose gender cannot be ascertained, while property worth millions of naira were destroyed.


He said the bodies of the 2 casualties have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.


“The earlier reported tanker laden with fuel which overturned while making its way inbound Rounder from Oju-Irin, Lafenwa, is now engulfed in fire, due to the uncooperative attitude of people around the axis through scooping of fuel and other unwholesome act which sparked off the fire”.


However, two patrol vans belonging to TRACE Divisional Command, Abeokuta, and two heavy-duty vehicles belonging to the Federal and State Fire Service, were also vandalized, with some of both Services operatives (TRACE & FIRE SERVICE), also assaulted during the rescue operation.

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