Sango-Ota—The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Ota, Ogun, said
one person died, while six others sustained various degrees of injuries in an
accident involving a petrol tanker and four vehicles at Owode Junction on
The Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Leye Adegboyega, told the News Agency
of Nigeria, NAN, in Ota that the accident occurred around 5.30am due to the
carelessness of the tanker driver.
According to him, a loaded petrol tanker coming from Lagos and heading to
Abeokuta lost control and rammed into four vehicles which caught fire
He said that the fire from the tanker spread to the neighbouring houses and
property worth millions of naira were lost in the inferno.
Adegboyega said that the driver of the tanker, whose name was given as
Wale Olaitan, lost his life while six others, four males and two females,
sustained various degrees of injuries.
‘’The corpse of the victim had been deposited at the mortuary at Ifo General
hospital, Ogun, while other victims were referred to Federal Medical Centre,
Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, for intensive treatment, ‘’he said.
He appealed to the Federal, Lagos and Ogun state governments to overhaul
the Owode Road to prevent a recurrence of such incident in order to protect
lives and property.