A commercial bus collided with a petrol tanker at Ajilete on Idiroko expressway on Wednesday leaving seven persons dead in the aftermath explosion.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Idiroko Unit Commander, Mr Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, said two other persons sustained injuries in the incident.

The unit commander said that the speeding bus rammed into the tanker, laden with 33,000 litres of petrol while it was ascending the slopy Ajilete road.

According to Olaluwoye, the accident happened at about 8.45 a.m.




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