We’ll support victims, says Gasco Marine on tanker explosion in Ogun

The management of Gasco Marine says it is doing everything it can to support victims of the gas tanker explosion in Ogun state.

On Saturday, one person was killed, while two others sustained injuries in a gas tanker explosion at Ita-Oshin on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Florence Okpe, spokesperson of the Ogun command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said six people — all male adults — were involved in the incident.

The FRSC spokesperson said the tanker suffered brake failure, the driver lost control and crashed the vehicle into the road barricade. The truck burst into flames thereafter.


In a statement on Sunday, Gasco Marine said the incident is regrettable.

“We are saddened by this unfortunate event. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased, and the affected individuals whose properties were affected,” the statement reads.

”We are doing everything we can to support them during this difficult time. At Gasco Marine, the safety and wellbeing of employees and the communities we operate in are of utmost priority.


“We also take this opportunity to assure our stakeholders that we strictly adhere to all safety standards. We remain committed to continuously strengthening our health and safety policies to prevent such unfortunate incidents from occurring in the future.

“We commend the emergency response teams, including personnel from the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Control Agency, the Nigerian Police Force, and representatives of the Ogun State Government, who were promptly on-site to assist.

“We at Gasco Marine have also activated our emergency response protocols and are cooperating fully with relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.

“We will continue to update all stakeholders as the investigation progresses. Our focus remains on supporting the affected families and ensuring the highest levels of safety across our operations.”

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