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One dies as gasoline tanker falls alongside Benin-Ijebu-Ode highway

One particular person has been killed as a gasoline tanker laden with diesel misplaced management and fell in entrance of a Toyota automobile, marked EKY 471 BR, alongside the Benin-Ijebu-Ode freeway in Ogun State.

DAILY POST gathered that the accident occurred round 7:40 am on Sunday.

The Ogun State Site visitors Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident, saying the tanker was registered as LNU 392 ZU.

Akinbiyi knowledgeable that the useless sufferer, who was the driving force of the Toyota automobile, has been deposited on the Basic Hospital, Ijebu-Ode, including that the driving force of a Volvo truck with registration quantity, APP 595 XW, has been arrested for driving towards visitors and being the reason for the highway crash.

In accordance with Akinbiyi, “the Toyota car was on its proper lane, inbound Lagos from Benin/Ore, alongside the Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway, whereas the Volvo truck that precipitated the crash by route violation( Driving in a path prohibited by visitors legislation – One Method) was outbound Lagos to Benin/Ore, on the Ijebu/Ore Benin/Ore Expressway.

“Nonetheless, the diesel tanker behind the Toyota car couldn’t management its velocity, misplaced management and fell on its aspect, spilling its content material. However thank God there was no fireplace outbreak.

“The driving force and motor boy of the Volvo Truck have been arrested and brought to Igbeba Police Station, Ijebu-Ode.

In the meantime, the Ogun State visitors company has admonished, “drivers of articulated automobiles to desist from driving in a path prohibited by visitors legislation due to its attendant penalties, extra in order that the harmattan is setting in and driving abilities are challenged.”