The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, on Wednesday evening visited the scene of the fuel truck explosion at Onyerugbulem junction along Akure/Ilesha express road in Akure, the Ondo State Capital.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occured around 7pm on Wednesday evening (03-10-2018), claiming four lives and properties.
Deputy Governor, who arrived the tragic scene at exactly 8.32pm also commended the emergency responders for their quick response, which according to him prevented the truck loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel from causing more havoc in the area.
He particularly lauded the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps, Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and workers of the state ministry of Work, who were at scene to prevent more damage.
Ajayi commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and their properties to the incident.
He assured the people that the government will put measures in place to mitigate such incidents in future.