Motorists Stranded As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


A tanker laden with the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel, has exploded on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

The incident which happened on Friday night around the OPIC axis in Isheri, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, made many motorists and travellers stranded.

CKNNews  reports that the situation forced many drivers to ply one-way and also made the commuters scamper to safety.

The cause of the explosion is unknown, neither is the destination of the truck driver. As of the time of filing this report, no emergency or police officials were sighted at the scene of the explosion.

This is not the first time accidents have occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Just five days ago, a yet-to-be-identified man died in an accident involving 16 persons at the Magboro Bus Stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Seven other passengers were said to have been injured in the crash that occurred around 7:50 a.m.

Two vehicles – a Mercedes Benz ML350 with number plate AKD424HH and a Volkswagen commercial bus with number plate KSF934YA – were said to be involved in the accident.

According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred when the Mercedes Benz collided with a commercial bus that was parked at the bus stop while trying to avoid a road user.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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