Personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command on rescue operation. 
A reported crash involving a tanker and 16 other vehicles has claimed the lives of two yet to be identified persons. Two burnt corpses were evacuated to the Ifo General Hospital, Ogun State. While the six injured victims have been rescued to Ota General Hospital, Ogun State.

Clearance of obstruction was ongoing at the time of this report.

In a release by Florence Okpe, Route Commander Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command, the suspected cause of the crash was said to be a mechanically deficient truck conveying PMS (petrol) products that fell and spilled its contents. The spilled contents then spread from the ShopRite Mall in Ota up to the FRSC Command Office located at the old Toll Gate, Ota, destroying vehicles and other properties affected by the spilled inflammable contents.

The FRSC Sector Commander Clement Oladele has advised motorists especially tankers transporting flammable products like petroleum products to adhere strictly to the 1957 United Nations Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Roads.

“(ADR) which Nigeria recently acceded to, which amongst others require trucks conveying dangerous goods, including petroleum products to be installed with tanker's seal valve, which prevents the liquefied contents from spilling its contents in the event of a road traffic crash.

“While the FRSC has commenced crash investigation of the crash, the contents of the crashed tanker would not have spilled if the tanker was installed with a seal valve,” Oladele said.

The Sector Commander has commiserated with the relations of the victims and advised that they may obtain more information about the crash from the FRSC Command in Ota, Ogun State or visit the General Hospitals in Ota and Ifo, both in Ogun State.

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