Tragedy: Many feared dead as petrol tanker explodes in Abeokuta

Many commuters are said to have lost their lives as a petrol tanker exploded in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital on Tuesday.

According to daily post, it was learnt that the tanker driving towards GTB, Kuto, Abeokuta fell and went up in flames immediately.

Several vehicles and motorcycles were trapped in the inferno. Many people struggled to escape being burnt.

Owodunni Yekinni, a civil servant at the Ogun State Ministry of Works told our correspondent how he escaped death.

According to Owodunni, the tanker had lost control and fell right beside his car, spilling its content. 

An eyewitness confirmed that an okada rider was burnt beyond recognition.

At the moment, fire fighters, policemen and other security agents are battling to stop the fire and to avoid more casualties.

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