Four Sustain Injuries After Tanker Accident In Ogun

 

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that four persons have sustained various degrees of injuries after a tanker overturned at the Ogere area of Ogun state.

According to the state sector commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele the accident happened on Saturday morning; inbound the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.

Oladele explained that the tanker which was burnt beyond recognition was heading to Ibadan from Lagos when it lost control due to dangerous driving and excessive speeding.

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He said that the accident affected another vehicle, a Mitsubishi car with registration number DKA 653 ZP.

“The victims, who had parts of their bodies burnt, were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention,’’ he said.

He informed that the FRSC officers and personnel of other sister agencies had already cleared the obstruction, to ease free flow of traffic on the expressway.

The FRSC boss, however, advised motorists to drive cautiously and adhere to all traffic rules and regulation that prohibit overtaking at diversion points and construction zones, to avoid crashes.

60 Killed, Scores Burnt In DR Congo Tanker Accident

 

At least 60 people have died and scores suffered serious burns on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo.

The accident occurred on a highway linking the capital Kinshasa to the country’s sole seaport at Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean.

“We have counted 53 charred bodies,” said Florian, a witness, speaking at the disaster site in the village of Mbuba, about 120 kilometres (100 miles) west of Kinshasa.

Seven others with grievous burn injuries died at the Saint-Luc hospital in Kisantu, a nearby city, he said.

“We have about 50 dead and a 100 people have suffered second degree burns,” Atou Matabuana, the interim governor of Kongo Central region, had said earlier Saturday.

A doctor at the Saint-Luc hospital told AFP that they had taken in many patients “for the most part with second-degree burn injuries.

“We are trying to help them, we are trying to rehydrate them but sadly there are those who are dying,” Doctor Tresor said.

“Two mobile clinics are evacuating the injured,” he said.

Another witness at the village said the accident happened early Saturday.

“Many people died in the marketplace,” said Blaise Matumona.

The UN’s Okapi radio said “the flames spread rapidly engulfing nearby houses.”

Acting governor Matabuana said: “We have taken measures to take charge of all the victims.”

But photographs on social media showed the injured being transported on motorbikes and private cars. A witness said he had not seen any ambulance at the site.

“No ambulance and no hospital worthy of its name in Kisantu. Preventing this kind of disaster, let’s just not speak about it…” said the pro-democracy movement Lucha (Struggle for Change) in a tweet.

The UN mission in DRC, known by its French acronym MONUSCO, said it had sent nine ambulances to the spot to evacuate the injured.

Overloaded trucks carrying goods as well as oil tankers regularly ply this highway.

Tanker Accident Causes Gridlock On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

 

An accident which occurred on Sunday morning, on the long bridge inward Lagos – Ibadan expressway has resulted in a gridlock.

The traffic congestion was caused by a fully laden fuel tanker which broke down on the outward section of Lagos – Ibadan Expressway spilling its content.

Motorists and commuters have since remained stranded as the gridlock spread to Otedola bridge, Ojodu, and other parts.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority according to a tweet on its official handle @followlastma said the traffic was caused as a result of the tanker spilling its content.

Traffic has been temporarily diverted to the inward Lagos section of the expressway while rescue operations are ongoing.

Gridlock on Lagos Ibadan Expressway on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

 

Tanker Crash: Kogi Govt To Demolish Illegal Structures

The Kogi State Government has resolved to demolish illegal structures on the roads as part of measures to reduce the level of casualties in case accidents occur in the future.

The State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello made this known to journalists after an inspection of the accident scene involving a tanker and an 18-seater bus.

He also appealed to the Federal Government to mobilise the contractors handling the dualisation project of the roads to speed up their job.

“I will use this opportunity once again to appeal to the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Works that mobilise the contractor handling the dualisation of this road, they should come and complete their job as quickly as possible.

“Kogi State should not be neglected – Kogi is the gateway between north and south. Kogi is the most northern part of the south and the most souther part of the north. It is a confluence state that is bordering almost 10 states including FCT and we a facing a whole lot of challenges. Something has to be done on these roads, we are receiving pittance and we are trying our best to make this road habitable.

“On this particular highway, we are going to remove all illegal structures in order that if incidents happen again, casualties can be minimized,” he added.

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At least 10 persons were said to have died in the accident which occured on Friday.

The incident was confirmed by an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Suleiman Mohammed, who was in charge of the rescue operations.

According to the FRSC, six persons were critically wounded and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja.

PHOTOS: 10 Persons Killed In Kogi Tanker Accident

Ten persons were burnt to death in Kogi State on Friday after a fuel tanker and an 18-seater bus collided and burst into flames.

The incident was confirmed by an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Suleiman Mohammed, who was in charge of the rescue operations.

According to the FRSC, six persons were critically wounded and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja.

 

Onlookers at the scene

Governor Yahaya Bello inspects accident scene with Police

Another Tanker Accident Occurs On Kara Bridge

Another Tanker Accident Occurs On Kara Bridge Another tanker accident occurred on Thursday at the Kara bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

This comes barely less than a month after the road witnessed a horrifying accident that claimed four lives.

The latest one occurred just a few metres away from where the initial one occurred.

The accident happened when a tanker lost control and rammed into a passenger bus conveying 12 passengers, almost knocking it over the bridge.

The incident led to traffic build up but the combined effort of the Police, Federal Road Safety Commission, Lagos State Fire Service and the Ogun State Road Marshals brought it under control.

Thankfully, no life was lost but those with injuries are said to be receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

FRSC Confirms Four Dead,Analyses Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Situation

Lagos-Ibadan expressway, gridlock, Tanker accident,One more person has been confirmed dead, by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, bringing the death toll of the Lagos-Ibadan express way accident, to Four.

He also made the confirmation that five, not four vehicles as against Wednesday’s report, were involved, while speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Mr Oyeyemi, explaining the situation that led up to the recent road congestion, said:

“The Lagos Ibadan expressway has the highest traffic density in the country, of about 25,000 vehicles per hour.”

Hence, the need for the ongoing road construction, aimed at expanding the roads from two-way lanes to three.

He explained that “when this kind of construction is on-going, there is bound to be such chaotic situation, however, even before the construction started, there have been series of traffic alerts by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)”.

After rescue efforts were completed, on Wednesday, the aftermath of the accident was the gridlock which commuters still have to suffer a day or more after.

The FRSC Boss, explaining further said:

“All those tankers, trailers that were packed because of the gridlock yesterday, started moving, and because the inbound lane had been shut down for repairs, leaving only one lane, there is bound to be a band-wagon effect.

“When those tankers are moving, there’s no way for any other vehicle to attempt to over-take,” he said.

He however stated that his men had worked over-night and were still on ground, while suggesting that “what we require now, is traffic redistribution.

“All those trailers should be re-routed so that there can be flow of traffic for smaller vehicles and buses,” he stated.

Mr Oyeyemi, then suggested three ways by which the situation could be abated.

He said, vehicles could re-route through Lekki-epe, Ikorodu or Sango-ota, Abeokuta routes.

However to make that move possible, he hinted that he would be relocating from Abuja to Lagos on Thursday, so that proper discussion could be held on how to further ease the situation.

The ghastly accident occurred when a tanker collided with another truck, causing a fire explosion, on a major bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The prompt deployment of men of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), NSCDC, fire service and the police prevented the situation from escalating further.

Three Confirmed Dead In Diesel Tanker Accident

Tanker accident, Lagos-Ibadan expressway, gridlockThree persons have been confirmed dead on Wednesday, after an accident that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan express way.

The ghastly accident occurred when a tanker collided with another truck, causing a fire explosion, on a major bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The roads reached a gridlock following the incident, although traffic officials have been working to ease the road tension so far, and joint evacuation efforts were being carried out by men of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), NSCDC, fire service and the police.

FRSC Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, explaining the situation that led up to the recent road congestion, said:

“The Lagos Ibadan expressway has the highest traffic density in the country, of about 25,000 vehicles per hour.”

Hence, the need for the ongoing road construction, aimed at expanding the roads from two-way lanes to three.

He explained that “when this kind of construction is on-going, there is bound to be such chaotic situation, however, even before the construction started, there have been series of traffic alerts by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)”.

As early as 3:30am on Wednesday, traffic already started building-up, in what many thought was the usual traffic, which started last week due to the re-construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Unknown to them, the ghastly accident had just occurred, involving goods-laden truck, diesel tanker and some vehicles.

According to passers-by, vehicles heading toward the axis were diverted to the inward-Lagos lane as officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) cordoned off the outward Lagos-lane.

A bus driver giving account of the event said he got caught up in the traffic which he thought was due to the u-turn before Secretariat bus-stop, but on getting to the u-turn, he saw FRSC officials diverting vehicles to the inward-Lagos lane.

Tanker accident, Lagos-IbadanVehicles that were already ahead on the cordoned off lane started making a u-turn to join the inward-Lagos lane on sighting the diesel tanker accident.

Public vehicles that are Mowe-Ibafo bound, began dropping off passengers at Berger bus-stop, refusing to go further because of the situation, with passengers left with no other choice than to trek from Berger to their various destinations.

Another eye-witness who requested anonymity, explained that the failure of the fuel tanker’s brake system caused it to lose control and collide with the truck.

Thanks to the prompt alertness of the FRSC, LASEMA, Lagos State Firefighters, and Police who were able to bring the situation under control with rescue operations still ongoing.

FRSC Officials however warned motorists that were now driving against traffic, to be careful.

Petrol Tanker accidentA spokesman for the FRSC told Channels Television that immediately the event occurred, “Our men, LASEMA and many other emergency response organizations, rushed to the scene of the accident.

He believes that the accident was as a result of indiscipline of drivers.

“What you have seen is a classical example of indiscipline that has been happening on this road, since the commencement of the rehabilitation of the roads.

“As you can see, there are about four vehicles involved, which means two-lane carriage way had been converted to four-lanes and as a result, they struck themselves and there was a crash and also an explosion of fire.

He however, gave the assurance that the debris would be cleared while the traffic would ease as soon as possible.

Multiple Accident Claims Over 50 Lives On Benin-Ore road

An accident which occurred on Friday afternoon in Ugbogui, Edo state claimed the lives of about 50 persons.

The tragedy occurred this afternoon when a diesel tanker and a trailer collided with a fully-loaded commercial luxury bus.

Eye witness accounts say the bus which was travelling from Lagos caught fire and the only three passengers were seen trying to escape the inferno but there are fears that they may not have survived the fire.

Military officials are reported to be controlling traffic in the area while fire service men are yet to arrive the scene.

VIDEO: Government holds mass burial for tanker explosion victims

The Rivers State government has given a mass burial for most of Thursday’s oil tanker explosion victims, a Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) official said.

The State sector commander for the commission, Kayode Olagunju told reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital that 89 of the 95 persons who died in the petrol tanker explosion were given a mass burial at Okobe village in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of the State.

Mr Olagunju said six of the victims who died were identified and released to their respective families.

He said in all, 95 persons died in the incident with 18 others injured.

Police sources had earlier said that more than 100 persons were feared to be burnt to death, while many were injured while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the early hours of Thursday.

Stealing fuel from oil pipeline or taking oil from broken-down oil tanker truck is very common in Nigeria.

The past few years have witnessed a string of pipeline explosions, with each killing at least dozens of people.

Nearly 300 people were burnt to death in Lagos on 26 December 2006, as they scooped fuel from a vandalized pipeline.

Explosion kills three in Lagos

Three persons died early on Saturday morning when a petroleum truck exploded at Mile 2, near Festac Town, in Lagos. About 32 vehicles were reported to have been burnt in the accident.
The tanker was reported to be coming from Cele area of the city and heading towards Mile 2.
The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Jaiyeoba Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said that the driver of the truck was however, at large.
The Mile 2 branch treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kazeem Orilowo said that the Union’s office was destroyed in the fire which lasted for about seven hours.
He said that the accident occurred when the petrol tanker driver lost control while descending one of the sloops of the Mile 2 Bridge and exploded by the motor park.
Mr Orilowo said that the vehicles destroyed were for inter-state and intra-city transportation.