Gas tanker explosion claims 4 lives, engulfs 6 vehicles in Ogun

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There was pandemonium in Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, as a gas tanker explosion left a trail of devastation, claiming four lives and about six vehicles were burnt.

It was reliably gathered that the explosion, occurred following an accident involving the gas tanker, when it was trying to manoeuvre along the road railings.

It was further gathered that emergency response teams, including personnel from the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Fire Service swiftly mobilized to the scene to evacuate the remains of the victims and contain the inferno.

Among the vehicles consumed by the inferno were taxis, a private car, and a truck, with the impact extending to nearby shops and houses.

While security and safety officials present at the scene are yet to provide a comprehensive statement regarding the incident, eyewitnesses, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said some casualties had already been rushed to the hospital by the response teams.

Details soon…

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