A truck bearing 33,000 litres of petroleum product, on Wednesday, exploded at Ajilete area of the Owode-Idiroko road, Ogun State, and burnt five people to death and left others with varying degrees of injuries.
The Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Idiroko Unit, Mr. Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, confirmed the accident in a statement.
According to Mr. Olaluwoye, five deaths were recorded, adding that the remains of the dead had been claimed by their families.
Olaluwoye said that a bus and a motorcycle were also caught in the explosion and were razed in t the accident.
He said: “No vehicle rammed into the tanker. The tank dropped off from the back of the tanker and exploded.
“The number of persons involved are seven – five dead, two injured.
“The driver had taken away the head of the truck as at the time we got there. But we have allowed to police to take charge and handle that aspect.”
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