By G9ija

Five people have been killed in an accident around Ogere area on Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The accident occurred on Tuesday night after a tanker laden with Petroleum Motor Spirit spilled its contents on the highway and resulted in an explosion.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Federal Roads Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe said it was caused by dangerous driving.

“The spill affected some other vehicles parked at the hard shoulder of the road.

“A total of five vehicles were involved. Fire service Sagamu, PTD Ogere, and Gateway Police Station old tollgate Ogere have been contacted,” Okpe added.

She said that five victims were recovered from one of the crashed trucks and have been deposited at FOS Morgue Ipara, Ogun State.

Traffic has been diverted to avoid the secondary crash and motorists are advised to remain calm and cooperate with traffic managers.