Nine persons have been confirmed dead after a tanker laden with diesel exploded at Igbelajewa village along the Ilesha-Akure Expressway, in Osun state today Monday, October 12.
According to reports, the accident occurred after the tanker driver lost control of the wheel. Several vehicles were destroyed in the inferno.
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This is coming on the heels of an early morning gas explosion in Baruwa area of Ipaja, Lagos, leaving no fewer than five persons dead and eight others with varying degree of injuries.
Preliminary assessment of the explosion put the damages at 89 shops, 44 buildings, including a church, school and event centre, 23 electric poles, two transformers, gas tankers, one tricycle and one motorcycle.