One person has been confirmed dead and many reportedly injured as petrol tanker explodes in Ogun State capital.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday along Presidential Boulevard Road opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The 33,000-litre fuel-laden tanker had a brake failure, a branch that ended in the explosion. The tanker which was said to be coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road rose the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while falling from the bridge.
The tanker hit a motorcycle which was in motion and rammed into some commercial vehicles waiting for travellers at the end of the bridge and it erupted shortly after the collision.
The fire which grew to a few offices around the place created panic as many motorists started making reverse to avoid being caught up in the explosion.
As at the time of filing this report, officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Fire Service and other relevant bodies are yet to arrive at the scene.
Similarly, anxiety and fear have gripped many as the explosion happened opposite a school and the fate of some pupils who were in vehicles around the scene is still not known.