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Two die, Vehicles burnt in Ibadan tanker accident

At least two people were on Thursday burnt beyond recognition when a tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) spilt its content on Sawmill bridge Onipepeye area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Six vehicles, more than 10 motorcycles and many houses were destroyed on the Sawmill axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ibadan when the incident occurred around 2pm.

But for the timely intervention of the men of the State fire service, there would have been an explosion as the scene was close to a gas station around the Onipepeye area.

Motorists and commuters scampered for safety when the driver coming from Lagos axis end of the expressway lost control just after the Sawmill bridge.

It was learnt a male and female were caught in the blow of fire as they attempted to escape, getting burnt beyond recognition.

The identity and whereabouts of the driver of the tanker remained unknown at the time of filing the report.

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