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Houses, shops destroyed as petrol tanker explodes in Ogun

Properties have been destroyed as petrol tanker explodes in a community at Olambe Matogun area, Ifo LGA, Ogun state, on Saturday.

The tanker carrying premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, exploded in the community, on Saturday morning.

The petrol tanker was said to have stumbled owing to the deplorable state of the Olambe Matogun road.

The tanker spilled its content, and caught fire which affected houses and shops in the area

At least 10 buildings were razed as a result of the inferno.

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Commenting on the incident, Ibrahim Farinloye, south-west zonal coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said no live was lost in the incident.

“A tanker laden with about 45,000 litres of PMS crashed, spilled its content and exploded at about 0700 hours this morning at Olambe Matogun road ifo LGA, Ogun state,” Farinloye said.

“Though, no live was lost or anyone sustain injury but about 10 buildings were consumed in the incident.

‘The situation was mitigated with most of the content spilling into the canal close to the scene thereby saved the community from serious incident that could have affected people. The fire has been put out.”

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