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Omowunmi Ajiboye Recounts Her Son’s Escape From Abeokuta Tanker Explosion
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Omowunmi Ajiboye Recounts Her Son’s Escape From Abeokuta Tanker Explosion

Nollywood actress Omowunmi Ajiboye has recounted her son Obadara Ogungbe’s escape from the Abeokuta tanker explosion. Omowunmi shared a video of the tanker incident and a picture of actor Ayobami Daniel on Instagram on Tuesday. She said Ayobami’s car got burnt by the fire. “Thank God for your life my boy @ayobami__daniel Olorun a pese Owo to ma fi ra motor min fun e ni Oruko jesu�� Kadupe fun emi. “This incident happened at the front of my Son school @obadaraogungbe not up to 5min we dropped him �Thank you lord for not giving me any reason to mourn over my SON and FAMILY,” she wrote. Omowunmi is married to actor Segun Ogungbe. The tanker incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guaranty Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Ku...
Tanker Explosion On Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Road: LRU & Fire Service Were Attacked By Hoodlums While Responding To Fire
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Tanker Explosion On Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Road: LRU & Fire Service Were Attacked By Hoodlums While Responding To Fire

The agency responded to the incident at 0105hrs this morning according to the State emergency response plan. The joint team (agency + @LAG_FireService) was waylaid on arrival by a group of miscreants brandishing weapons and was forced to seek extra police cover from the Isheri Police Station. The operation commenced with the police protection until the group of assailants grew larger and caused significant damage to vehicles and threats to life of our personnel. The team was forced to suspend the Recovery operation for safety reasons. It is of note that this attack is part of a very worrisome trend of first responders being attacked in the course of their duties. Lagosians are urged to refrain from endangering the lives of emergency responders.
Primary School Pupil, 9 Others Dead In Lokoja Tanker Explosion (Viewers Discretion Advised)
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Primary School Pupil, 9 Others Dead In Lokoja Tanker Explosion (Viewers Discretion Advised)

A primary school pupil died on Wednesday alongside nine persons after a petrol tanker exploded at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital. It was gathered that the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles before going up in flames around 8am. Some of the victims are Kogi State Polytechnic students. We also learnt that emergency responders failed to attend to the fire for over one hour. Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in a statement by his spokesperson Onogwu Muhammed commiserated with the bereaved families. “It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said. He also urged students of the polytechnic to maintain peace.
Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burned in Tanker Explosion
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Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burned in Tanker Explosion

A woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser on Saturday suffered varying degrees of burns after a petrol tanker explosion at Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. The inferno engulfed at least five houses and several shops. Mrs Olufote, an eyewitness, told newsmen on Saturday that the incident occurred when the tanker suffered a flat tyre. NAN quoted her as saying the driver parked beside the road to fix the flat tyre unaware that it was a sloppy area. “In the process of trying to fix it, the tanker exploded and even the vulcaniser who was to work on the tyre was affected. “The vulcaniser was fixing a motorcycle tyre when the tanker exploded. “There were ma...
Simi Reacts To Lagos-Ibadan Express Way Fuel Tanker Explosion
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Simi Reacts To Lagos-Ibadan Express Way Fuel Tanker Explosion

Popular singer, Simisola Reacts To Yesterday’s Fuel Tanker Explosion Which Lagos-Ibadan Express Way Claiming Lots Of Life’s And Damaging Vehicles. See Her Point Of View To Yesterday’s Explosion:   If there are no consequences, we all need to break something. If wicked people get away with their wickedness, other wicked people become confident in their wickedness. And y’all stop spreading that doomsday voicenote from the pastor. God has not given us the spirit of fear. Let’s hold the government accountable. Let’s hold ourselves accountable!!! . If there are laws to keep people safe, follow them. Whose tanker was this???? A post shared by Simi (@symplysimi) on Jun 29, 2018 at 1:57am PDT      
9 Bodies Burnt Beyond Recognition In Otedola Bridge Tanker Explosion
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9 Bodies Burnt Beyond Recognition In Otedola Bridge Tanker Explosion

The Lagos commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, says nine persons were burnt beyong recognition in the petrol tanker explosion that occured at Otedola bridge in Lagos this evening. He said 54 vehicles were also burnt in the inferno and that efforts to remove the damaged vehicles to open up the road is still ongoing.  

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