Anxiety as tanker explodes in Ogun community, property razed

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A diesel tanker has exploded at the boundary between Olambe and Matogun, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The truck driver reportedly lost control of the truck conveying the diesel to a filling station in the area due to the bad road, according to eyewitness.

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident on Saturday stated that no casualty had been recorded, adding that the content of the tank spilled around 7am.

Farinloye said, “A tanker laden with about 45,000 litres of PMS crashed, spilled its content and exploded around 7am at Olambe, Matogun Road, Ifo LGA, Ogun State.

“Though, no live was lost or anyone sustained injury but about 10 buildings were consumed in the incident.

“The situation was mitigated with most of the content spilling into the canal close to the scene, thereby saving the community from serious incident that could have affected people. The fire has been put out.”

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