By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
One person was on Friday burnt to death in a diesel laden tanker explosion at Atoyo, outbound Ijebu Ode along Ijebu Ode Ogbere expressway in Ogun.
The Spokesperson, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi 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 an eyewitness, the driver of the diesel laden tanker was driving recklessly when it suddenly lost control and fell on its 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 ascertained 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.