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Tension as tanker explosion rocks Abeokuta

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There is palpable tension and confusion after a fuel-laden tanker fell and exploded at Ijaiye Tuntun area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

DAILY POST learnt that the tanker, which was apparently transporting fuel to a filling station, collapsed and spilled its content.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

It was gathered that the spilled petroleum product caught fire immediately and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

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It was gathered that four houses, including that of the Community chief (Baale) were affected.

The houses, DAILY POST learnt, were burnt to ashes.

It could not be confirmed whether or not there are casualties in the unfortunate fire accident as the Spokesperson of TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi said the traffic agency is on top of the situation.

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