Ten (10) houses have been confirmed razed after a petrol tanker exploded on Saturday at a community in Olambe Matogun Area in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Petrol Tanker Explodes In Ogun
The incident happened on Saturday morning after the tanker which was carrying premium motor spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol stumbled as a result of the deplorable state of the Olambe Matogun road.
The tanker was said to have spilled its contents and caught fire, which affected the houses and shops in the area.
The south-west zonal coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, reacting to the incident, said no one died or sustained injury 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.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that six persons were rescued and several others trapped after a three-storey building collapsed in Kano State.