Two persons, 13 vehicles burnt in Ota multiple crash

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Two persons and 12 vehicles were burnt while six people were injured on Thursday in a multiple accident caused by a defective fuel tanker on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The tanker somersaulted at Ota in Ogun State and spilled its contents on the expressway.

The incident occured on Thursday night around 21.55pm when the loaded tanker upturned and spilt its contents on the

A report on the crash by the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Route Commander Florence Okoe, reads; “NO KILLED -2

NO INJURED – 6

NO OF VEHICLE’S INVOLVED – 17

(1) TANKER (BURNT)
(2) BLUE TRUCK LND19XY
(3) WHITE BUS XQ828FST
(4) TOYOTA CAR MUS494CC
(5) YELLOW LT BUS MUS604XU
(6) BLUE TIPPER APP499XW
(7) TOYOTA SIENNA (BURNT)
(8) BLACK EATOR BRAY TRUCK (BURNT)
(9) BLUE-BLACK TRUCK (BURNT)
(10) M/BENZ TRUCK (BURNT)
(11) PICKUP VAN(BURNT)
(12) WHITE TRAILER (BURNT)
(13) BLACK TRUCK (BURNT)
(14)DARK BLUE TRUCK (BURNT)
(15) LIGHT BLUE TRUCK (BURNT)
(16) BLUE TRUCK FILLED WITH BUNDLE S OF MILLO SACHETS (BURNT)
(17) DANGOTE CEMENT TRUCK (BURNT)

Two burnt corpses were evacuated to the Ifo General Hospital, Ogun State

The six (06) injured victims were rescued to Ota General Hospital, Ogun State

Clearance of obstruction is still ongoing

The suspected cause of the crash was a mechanically deficient truck conveying PMS (petrol) products that fell and spilled its contents. The spilled contents then spread from the ShopRite Mall in Ota up to the FRSC Command Office located at the old Toll Gate,Ota, destroying vehicles and other properties affected by the spilled inflammable contents

The FRSC Sector Commander Clement Oladele has advised motorists especially tankers transporting flammable products like petroleum products to adhere strictly to the 1957 United Nations Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangereous Goods by Roads (ADR), to which Nigeria recently acceded.

“Amongst others, it requires trucks conveying dangereous goods, including petroleum products to be installed with tanker’s seal valve, which prevents the liquidfied contents from spilling it’s contents in the event of a road traffic crash

While the FRSC has commenced crash investigion of the crash , the contents of the crashed tanker would not have spilled if the tanker was installed with a seal valve.

The Sector Commander commisorated with the relations of the victims and they may obtain more information about the crash from the FRSC Command in Ota , Ogun State or visit the General Hospitals in Ota and Ifo, both in Ogun State.”