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New Year Eve: 11 Escape Death as Petrol-Laden Vehicle Loses Control on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Few hours to the new year 2022, eleven persons have escaped death as an articulated vehicle loaded with Premium Motor Spirit rammed into four vehicles on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the accident involved an articulated vehicle loaded with PMS with registration number unknown, and four other vehicles-a black colour Toyota Corolla with registration number – APP 681 FL, a Yellow commercial LT Bus with registration number – JJJ 281 XT , a grey colour Hunda accord with registration number – AKD 368 GP and a grey Toyota Sienna( unregistered).

According to reports, the tanker lost control due to brake failure; hitting the Honda accord from the rear before falling onto the Toyota Corolla.

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“Seven casualties received on-the-spot treatment from the pre-hospital care unit while four others were extricated and taken to the trauma centre.

“No fatality was recorded at the scene of the incident while traffic is being diverted along alternative routes.

“The operation is being severely challenged by miscreants intent on scooping the PMS while residents are urged to avoid use of naked flame,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu also said another accident on the same road involved an articulated vehicle with an unknown registration loaded with diesel which has been cordoned off for transloading of product which is ongoing.

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