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Explosion Reportedly Rocks Abeokuta 

A gas tanker explosion has reportedly occurred at Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, killing one person, injuring two others.

The incident happened by 4:10 pm.

Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ogun Sector Command,  Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.

The FRSC spokesperson explained that six people were involved in the incident.

According to her, one person who was the motor boy, died, while two people were injured and rushed to the hospital.

“A total of five vehicles were involved, including two Nissan cars with registration numbers AAN 544 YC, LSD 993 CY, a Sino tanker marked T23771 LA, a Micra marked GDB 841 XR and a Honda CRV without registration number.

“The tanker suffered brake failure before it lost control and crashed into the road barricade, then went up in flames,” she said.

She further said that some vehicles and shops around were burnt.

“The fire service was contacted immediately and the scene was cordoned-off to avoid a secondary crash”, she added.

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