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Many die as fuel tanker explodes in Ogun community

A gas tanker has exploded due to break failure, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. It happened on Saturday at about 5.30pm at Ita-Oshin end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

According to an eyewitness account the gas laden tanker driver rammed into the road divider in order to reduce the impact of the accident.

It was gathered that many lives were lost in the inferno caused by the explosion, while many buildings and shops were razed.

The men of the State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service Department, Federal Road Safety Corps and security personnel were on ground to provide essential services at the scene. Their response was prompt.

The Public Relations Officer, Federal Fire Service, Oluwasegun Ayansiji, said personnel of the service were still on rescue mission.

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