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Passengers feared dead as tanker explodes on Osun highway

A number of passengers have been feared lifeless in a number of accidents alongside the Ilesa-Akure Freeway, Osun State on Monday.

It was gathered the accident occurred round 11:35 am at Erin Ijesa, a city within the Oriade Native Authorities Space when a diesel-laden tanker spilled its content material on the freeway, inflicting explosions that affected a number of autos.

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An eyewitness informed The Nation the tanker fell on the transfer and caught hearth instantly.

Based on him: “Many autos are affected right here and it has even prompted gridlock on the highway. The officers of the Federal Highway Security Corps are on the bottom, diverting motorists to ply Ipetu Ijesa city to ease the visitors.

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“Many individuals are burnt to loss of life whereas some maintain extreme burns. I don’t know the numbers of these which might be affected now. The state of affairs may be very horrible.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the event to journalists however mentioned she couldn’t give the variety of casualties but.

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