NAIJAPALABA learnt that the fire started around 12:05 am as a tanker full of petrol fell in the early hours of Friday around old Tollgate, Ota axis of Lagos-Abeokuta highway, while moving towards Shoprite Store, kills two and still yet to be identified the number of people.
This tanker, NAIJAPALABA learnt, went up in flames immediately, destroying lives, vehicles, and properties around the vicinity
confirming the fire outrage, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, released a video of the inferno
Akinbiyi report to NAIJAPALABA that there were casualties but the number could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report until around 4am when two casualties were found — a male and a female.
According to Akinbiyi, the Safety Corps, Fire Service agents, Federal Road TRACE Corps, the police, the NSCDC, Naval officers and the Army were all on the ground for rescue operations.
While sympathising with those affected by the ugly incident, Akinbiyi advised motorists to avoid Toll Gate Area for now.
“Nevertheless, they can go through the Old Ota Road to link Awolowo Road down to Sango under a bridge to link Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,” Akinbiyi said.