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Pictures: Two die, 29 vehicles razed in Kara tanker explosion

Two persons have been confirmed dead in the tanker explosion at Kara on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway this morning.

They are male adults who were burnt beyond recognition.

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi confirmed the the figure in a statement.

He said twenty-nine vehicles parked by the road side were also burnt.

Mr. Oyeyemi said that the inferno was caused by a lone accident involving a tanker laden with petrol that lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency.

The tyre of the tanker blew out making the tanker to fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.

The fire has since been put out while the backlog of traffic is easing up.

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