Saturday, December 19, 2020

Tanker explodes on Otedola Bridge

A tanker laden with 44,000 litres of diesel was gutted by fire on Otedola Bridge along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday evening, thereby causing panic among commuters plying the route.

The incident reportedly happened around 6pm, causing massive gridlock on the ever-busy expressway.

It was gathered that the tanker was fully loaded with 44,000 liters of AGO (diesel) and was moving toward the Berger axis of the expressway when one of its tyres suddenly burst into flames.

At the time of this report, the section of the road where the accident occurred had been cordoned off to allow emergency response agencies to put out the fire completely.

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