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Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges in the state
January 19, 2021
Ogun state governor, Dr Dapo Abiodun has banned tankers from using overhead bridges in the state. He made this known on his Instagram page.
This ban comes after a tanker fell and exploded on Tuesday, Jan 19, along Kyoto-Okemosan road in Ogun State.
The state governor visited the accident scene and also visited victims of the fire in the hospital.
He wrote on Instagram: “Towards avoiding a recurrence of today’s fatal tanker fire that occurred in Abeokuta, tanker drivers will henceforth no longer use overhead bridges across Ogun State, with stringent penalties to be put in place by the State Ministry of Transportation.
“When I assessed the accident scene, I was made to understand the fire was caused by a brake failure and resultant collisions, which could have escalated but for the quick intervention of responders.
“We have invited burn specialists from Lagos to treat victims with severe burns, and all victims whom I visited at the State Hospital, Ijaye and the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, will be taken off by the State Government.
“My heart is with the families of the six casualties, as Ogun State grapples with this tragic event.”
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