Two people have been confirmed dead, 10 others injured and 27 vehicles razed in the tanker explosion on Kara bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.
Two male adults – the tanker driver and the motor boy – according to reports, were burnt beyond recognition.
It was gathered that the lone accident, which involved a tanker laden with petrol, lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi confirmed the figure in a statement.
He listed that 29 vehicles parked by the road side were also burnt.
Oyeyemi said that the inferno was caused by a lone accident involving a tanker laden with petrol that lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency.
“The tyre of the tanker blew out making the tanker to fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno,” he stressed.
While noting that the fire had since been contained, the FRSC boss added that the backlog of traffic is easing up.
Other casualties include: 10 people currently being treated; one tanker containing 45,000 litres of PMS, one luxurious passenger bus, two articulated vehicles, and 19 cars.Follow us on social media