6 August 2016
The Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun State says one person died on Saturday in a road accident at Sagamu involving a fuel tanker, an articulated vehicle and a bus.
State FRSC Sector Commander Adegoke Adetunji said no fewer than 11 people also sustained injuries in the accident that an eyewitness said occurred in the midnight.
He said the tanker, loaded with petrol had a mechanical problem and stopped on the road, while the bus and truck rammed into it resulting in an explosion.
He said that the tanker caught fire and burnt other two vehicles, noting that the dead and the injured had been taken to hospital.
“We can’t even give you the plate numbers of the affected vehicles because, by the time we got there, they were all burnt beyond recognition,’’ he said.
Adetunji said the unfortunate accident must have been caused by high speed of the vehicle that rammed into the tanker.
He advised motorists and commuters to always be at alert when driving and avoid to over-speeding.