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Two Vehicles Burn As Petrol Tanker Catches Fire In Ogun

By Raymond Osho

OGUN STATE: A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit leaked some of the inflammable product, conveying around Ajilete, along Idiroko road, of Yewa South, Ogun State, caused the fire that burnt two vehicles beyond recognition.

The Idiroko unit Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, on Saturday, january 11, 2020, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun state, that the accident happened about 4.30 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020.

According to the Idiroko Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, the tanker, which was loaded with PMS and filled to the brim, leaked and caused the fire.

The unit commander said no life was lost in the incident, but the development disrupted traffic flow in the Ajeleti area on Idiroko road.

“The FRSC wants to enjoin all tanker owners to install safety valves on their vehicles so that life could be saved when they spill their contents on the road,” he said.

Olaluwoye also said the FRSC had begun a public enlightenment campaign to educate motorists on the dangers inherent in some unwholesome practices.

He further implored tanker owners to properly maintain their vehicles before putting them on the road to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property. NAN

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