Many feared dead as tanker explodes in Ogun

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A fuel tanker has exploded in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, burning several vehicles and leaving one person suspected dead.

The incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guaranty Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The tanker was reportedly carrying 33,000 litres of petrol.

Eyewitnesses say it lost control while descending from an overhead bridge.

It hit a motorcycle in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for passengers at the end of the bridge.

Officials of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps were seen at the scene controlling the traffic.
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