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Two injured as petrol tanker, truck collide on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps said the loss of lives was averted on Saturday after a tanker loaded with petrol collided with a truck on the Lagos - Ibadan Expressway . In a statement in Ota on Saturday , Corps’ Route Commander , Florence Okpe , said the accident which occurred at about 2 : 51 a . m , involved four persons with two injured and no death recorded. "A tanker with registration number LND - 437 XC conveying PMS collided with a truck marked LRN- 981 ZA around the Redeemed Christian Church of God ’ s youth centre gate, Mowe, on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway , blocking the entire carriageway into Lagos . “The tanker has spilled its contents on the expressway and both trucks blocked the entire access road . “ The RCCG and Sagamu fire services have been contacted , as standard practice, before transloading and removal of the fuel tanker were embarked upon . “ Also , Julius Berger Plc has been contacted to open the blocked section around the area , where they are currently rehabilitating , to allow vehicles have access as the gridlock has spread towards Kara near Sagamu , ” she said . She advised motorists to cooperate with traffic and emergency agencies working to restore traffic on the road to alleviate the frustration of road users . Okpe urged motorists to use the Lagos - Sango - Ota- Abeokuta , Epe- Ajah- Ijebu Ode , and Ikorodu - Sagamu roads as alternative corridors pending when the two vehicles would be removed to avoid being trapped in the gridlock .

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