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17 Feared D£ad As Petrol Tanker Collides With Vehicle In Ogun

A petrol burst into flames killing at least 17 persons at Isara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, February 18.

It was gathered that the tanker burst into flames after it collide with a Mazda bus, ahmed Umar, the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said while confirming the incident.

He said the accident occurred at about 5am, adding that the number of people involved in the accident could not be ascertained.

The sector commander cited route violation and dangerous driving as the causes of the accident.

Umar said the party at fault cannot yet be ascertained, adding that the bus was heading to Ibadan, while the tanker was leaving the city.

He identified the two vehicles involved in the accident as a Mazda bus with registration number ZT 28 KLD and an unmarked tanker.

The FRSC official said only one male adult, one female adult and one female child could be identified among the victims.

Umar said the Isara divisional police station and FOS Morgue, Isara, had been informed of the incident.

The sector commander added that the accident could have been avoided if the traffic rules and regulations had been obeyed.

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