Truck explodes after collision with a petrol laden tanker, killing two people
It has been discovered that two people died after a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol collided with a truckload of fish.
The explosion which caused an eruption of huge fire happened around 11 am on Friday at Gbongan in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State. The flame was later put out by men of the Federal fire service in the state.
After the incident, a very serious traffic jam occurred, which led motorists to resort to sharing a lane while the fire raged on for over one hour.
An eye witness account disclosed that the driver of one of the truck and the motor boy died in the fire while the other driver was said to have escaped death.
Adijat Basiri, who is the Spokesperson of the Federal fire service in the state, while confirming the incident said two occupants of the fish truck died in the fire. She said the two trucks collided while on motion, a situation that led to the explosion of the petrol tanker and the two trucks burnt completely.
According to her, “At about 11 a.m we received a distress call of a collision between a tanker of PMS and a truck of fish at Gbongan/Ife road resulting in a fire outbreak. Our men immediately turned out to put the situation under control. There were two casualties involved basically from the fish truck, while the details of the vehicle are unavailable for now. We had to ask for assistance to put out the fire”.