by Funso Ajewole
The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has said that two children and an adult were burnt beyond recognition in an accident involving a petrol tanker around Idi Iroko area of the state on Thursday.
The Idi Iroko Unit Commander of the FRSC, David Irunoje, said that the accident involving 18 people occurred at about 1 am at Aseko Agosasa road in Idi Iroko.
He said a fuel-laden articulated vehicle with registration number, AAA 36 XA lost control and rammed into two other tankers before it caught fire.
“I think there was a spark from the tanker and then it caught fire, the two children and the other person were burnt beyond recognition.
“Their bodies had been deposited at the General Hospital, Ipokia, while others in critical conditions are still receiving treatment,” he said.
Meanwhile, an accident which also occurred in the early hours of Thursday, but on the Lagos-Ibadan express-way has claimed three people and injured 12 others.
A Lagos-bound Hiace bus, which was en route Lagos from Osogbo, lost control near the Guru Maharaji village close to Ibadan.
The Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, Godwin Ogagaoghene, who gave the cause of the accident as over-speeding said the vehicle, YB 65 MUS was carrying 15 passengers.
According to Ogagaoghene, two male passengers and the driver died on the spot, while two females and 10 males sustained injuries.
“Action has been taken as those injured were immediately rushed to the State Hospital, Adeoyo, by our rescue team where they are receiving treatment.
“The corpses of those who died have been deposited at the University College Hospital (UCH) morgue and relatives of the victims have been advised to go there to identify their folks,” he said.
He also said that a total of N360,275 belonging to the victims was recovered from the scene of the accident.