Petrol tanker catches fire in Ogun

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File Photo: PMS-laden tanker catches fire in Idiroko, Ogun.

A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) leaked some of the inflammable product it was conveying around Ajileti, on Idiroko road, Ogun, causing fire that burnt two vehicles completely.

The Idiroko unit Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, disclosed this on Saturday in Ota, Ogun.

He said the accident happened at about 4.30 p.m. on Friday.

Olaluwoye explained that the tanker was loaded with PMS and filled to the brim which leaked and caused the fire.

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The unit commander said that no life was lost in the incident but the development disrupted traffic flow in Ajeleti area on Idiroko road.

“The FRSC wants to enjoin all tanker owners to install safety valves on their vehicles so that life could be saved when they spill their contents on the road,” he said.

Olaluwoye also said the FRSC had begun a public enlightenment campaign to educate motorists on the dangers inherent in some unwholesome practices.

He further implored tanker owners to properly maintain their vehicles before putting them on the road to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.