Gridlock as Tanker catches fire on Otedola bridge
The Otedola bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Lagos State clouded with smoke from a tank explosion that occurred on Saturday 6:00pm.
It was learnt that the tanker, which was conveying diesel rolled over the bridge before exploding.
The incident caused panic among commuters plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as many vehicles made U-turn in a bid to avoid being engulfed by fire.
Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, on confirming the incident said the accident involved a tanker, a haulage truck and a Toyota Camry 1999 model carrying, six members of the same family.
According to him, Tank which conveyed Disel, one of its tyres caught fire. The Driver was told to stop by people around the vicinity but payed deaf ears and decided to reverse, thereby colliding with the other vehicles.
He said the the driver of the truck, the family of six and the tanker driver and his assistant all escaped unhurt.
He, however, said the section of the road where the accident occurred was cordoned off to allow emergency response agencies put out the fire.
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