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Breaking: Petrol tanker explodes in Abeokuta {Photos}

by Mustapha Olamide
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One person was feared dead while many vehicles got burnt during a tanker explosion that occurred in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital .

The incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guarantee Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The explosion, which reportedly involved a 33,000 fuel laden tanker, happened because of a clear stage failure.

It was observed that the tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road climbed the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while descending from the bridge .

The tanker hit a motorbike which was in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles expecting passengers at the end of the bridge.
The fire which spread to a couple of offices round the place caused panic as many motorists started making reverse to avoid being trapped within the explosion.

There was anxiety over the fate of some pupils who were in the vehicles round the place and within the school premises opposite the scene of the explosion.

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