A victim of Tuesday’s tanker explosion has died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State, bringing the death toll to four.
The 42-year-old man suffered 96 per cent burns in the tanker explosion that burnt three to death when the fuel-laden vehicle crashed into other vehicles and exploded at IBB Boulevard, Kuto, Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
Daily Trust gathered that the driver of the tanker lost control of the vehicle to brake failure while descending from an overhead bridge in the area.
The tanker swerved across the road median, crashed into oncoming vehicles across the other lane and subsequently went up in flames.
Eyewitnesses said two commuters and a motorcyclist trapped by the ill-fated tanker were burnt “beyond recognition.”
Six people were injured and were taken to the FMC and the State Hospital, Ijaye, for treatment.
However, the spokesman of the FMC, Segun Orisajo, yesterday, told journalists in Abeokuta that one of the three victims at the facility died.
He said the patient had been scheduled for dialysis following his difficulty in urinating but died at the early hours of Thursday.
Orisajo quoted the Medical Director of the FMC, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu, to have regretted the loss of the patient, describing it as unfortunate.
He said “On admission, he along with the two other patients were commenced on intravenous fluid resuscitation in accordance with the established protocols for the management of burns.
“Following the observed difficulty in passing urine, he was scheduled for dialysis but he died in the early hours of this morning before dialysis could be carried out on him.”