No fewer than 10 persons have been confirmed dead after they were reportedly burnt to death in a tanker explosion at the Sagamu interchange, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State on Thursday morning.
The victims of the accidents were burnt beyond recognition as five other vehicles were also razed in the inferno.
The Public Education Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident to newsmen on Thursday afternoon.
According to them, the vehicles involved in the accident were: a Mack truck with registration number: AKL 198 ZT, an Iveco truck with no registration number, a Mazda bus marked, FFE 361 XB, an unmarked Howo truck, and the Mack tanker.
They attributed the cause of the accident to excessive speed on the part of the Iveco truck.