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Commuters feared dead as fuel tanker explodes along Ilesa-Akure Expressway

Accident involving a fuel tanker in Igbelajewa Village along the Ilesha-Akure Expressway in Osun State on Monday afternoon has claimed lives of seven persons who were reportedly burnt to death.

Penpushing reports that  the truck driver lost control of the vehicle which fell over and caught fire, with about five vehicles including an 18-passenger commercial bus burnt in the accident,while as at the time of filing this report fire service cadets were making frantic efforts in putting out the fire

The Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the accident, while the spokesperson of the fire service in the state, Adijat Basiri, was reported saying, “the situation was terrible but I don’t know the number of victims.”

“Our men responded to a distress call of a collision between two trailers at Ilesa-Akure express road Erin Ijesha, Osun State resulting in a fire outbreak. Nine casualties were recorded with one receiving treatment in the hospital.”

More details coming

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