Fourteen persons were burnt beyond recognition in a tanker fire that took place on Friday at the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to officials, the total casualties were 17.
Florence Okpe, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, attributed the cause of the accident to route violation and dangerous driving, resulting in a head-on collision between the petrol tanker and another vehicle.
” A total of two vehicles were involved with registration numbers ZT728 KLD a Mazda Bus and unknown vehicle of unknown make (Tanker).
“The suspected causes of the fatal crash were Route violation and Dangerous driving which resulted to head on collision and fire out break
“The Sector Commander FRSC Ogun described the crash as an avoidable one if cautions were put in place and traffic rules and regulations were obeyed.
The FRSC commiserated with the family of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact the agency’s office in Ogere for more information about the crash.