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Four burnt to death as tanker and truck collide, explode in Lagos

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Four people were killed in a head-on accident between a petrol tanker and a cement truck on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos.


On Sunday afternoon, March 27, the accident was reported near the Eleko bus stop at the Kaiyetoro end of the motorway.


Adeseye Margaret, Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, verified the occurrence, saying the two vehicles caught fire as a result of the collision.

The director claimed, "There was an accident near the Kaiyetoro end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway by Eleko Bus Stop, Ibeju Lekki Lagos."


"The accident occurred at 16:35 hours on Sunday, when a 45,000-litre tanker loaded with gasoline collided with a heavy-duty vehicle transporting cement into Lekki. The impact of the accident caused the vehicles to burst into flames.


"On arrival at the scene, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Epe Station, determined that both trucks had collided head-on, with the tanker traveling in opposite directions to Lekki and the trailer from Epe."
He added that four bodies were recovered from the wreckage of the vehicles after the fire was put out.

"The crew quickly extinguished the blazing fire caused by the tanker's contents spilling over and collected four bodies believed to be dead from both vehicles.


"The bodies of three people were found in the tanker and one in the trailer. The victims are all adult males who worked for both vehicles."





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