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Tanker Explosion Leaves 3 Dead Along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

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By Dipo Olowookere

An early morning tanker explosion along the busy Lagos/Ibadan expressway has left at least three persons dead.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, November 16, 2016 reportedly around Berger area of the expressway, inward Ibadan.

Reports say the tanker, which was fully loaded with petrol, fell and spilled its highly inflammable content on the ground before bursting into flames.

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According to the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Tiamiyu Adesina, only three persons have been confirmed dead at the moment, while efforts are being made to salvage the situation in the area.

He also confirmed that the unfortunate incident has caused traffic gridlock along the stretch of the road.

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Mr Adesina said his men and those from other agencies like FRSC, LASTMA, police and others are at the scene of the incident.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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