Pandemonium struck at Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital on Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 as a fuel laden tanker reportedly lost control, crushed a motorcycle, passenger vehicle and caused a massive inferno.
According to reports, the incident happened along , caused panic on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guarantee Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The tanker which is 33,000 fuel laden left scores dead, dozens of vehicles burnt after a break failure.
According to an eyewitness, the tanker which was coming from Sagamu-Siun-Oke-Mosan Road climbed the overhead bridge but suddenly lost control while descending from the bridge.
Tanker explodes in Abeokuta pic.twitter.com/0NGT3I51uO— True News Nigeria (@TrueNewsNG) January 19, 2021
Tanker Fire at Kuto, Abeokuta. People feared dead, cars burnt, GTB on fire? pic.twitter.com/KqkYjkQhUM— Richard Othe (@RichQuest) January 19, 2021