Tanker explosion claims 7 lives at Idiroko — FRSC

The Road Corps (FRSC) confirmed that seven persons died in an explosion after a commercial collided with a petrol tanker at Ajilete on Idiroko expressway on Wednesday.

Mr Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, the FRSC Idiroko Unit Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that two other persons sustained in the incident.

Olaluwoye said accident happened at about 8.45 a.m.

The unit commander said due to speeding, rammed into the tanker, laden with 33 litres of petroleum while it was ascending the sloppy Ajilete road.

He said that nine persons involved in the accident which claimed seven lives, living two others with various degrees of . (NAN)