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Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson, Ogun  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) , confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. 

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred at 10:45am and was caused by reckless driving by the driver of the tanker who was alone in the truck.

“According to eyewitness , learnt the driver of the Deisel laden tanker  was driving recklessly when it suddenly lost control and fell on it’s side with its content spilling  on the road before it  exploded .

“The driver, according to eyewitness account was the only occupant in the vehicle when the unfortunate incident happened and was burnt to ashes before rescue effort could reach him.

“The make and registration number of the tanker could not be ascertain due to the level of explosion,” he said. 

Akinbiyi appealed to  articulated vehicle drivers, especially tanker drivers to avoid reckless driving, excessive speed, drunk driving .

He advised them to have adequate rest before embarking on any journey in order to avoid accidents.

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