A tanker filled with Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, has collided with a truck carrying a container on Otedola bridge axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The incident, which led to a fire outbreak, has been contained by the men of the Lagos State Fire Service.
The incident, which was confirmed by our analyst, has led to gridlock on the expressway outward Lagos.
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to their destinations.
The incidents, which occurred over the night, involved two tankers, a trailer and two cars.
It is affecting traffic backwards Motorway-7up to Alapere presently. Motorists are advised to use CMD Rd, 7up area to link Olowopo and Gbagada respectively.@Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @TrafficChiefNG #followLASTMA pic.twitter.com/YJyJxzVlpm
— LASTMA (@followlastma) March 27, 2021
What LASEMA is saying
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the agency swiftly and efficiently activated its emergency response plan to the incident of tanker explosion that occurred at the wee hours of Saturday, 27th March, 2021.
The agency’s responders from the Alausa centre were about concluding the recovery of a truck laden with 40 Feet container that fell yesterday night at Otedola Bridge, inward Berger, when a tanker about 300 metres away from the fallen truck exploded at about 2:45a.m on Saturday.
“Upon immediate activation to the scene, it was discovered that the tanker had collided with a truck while moving inward Berger and exploded immediately.
“No casualty was recorded. However, the agency’s responders, including its Fire Team and Lagos State Fire Service jointly put out the fire and salvaged a tanker with registration number KJA 662 YA, laden with 33,000 litres of diesel,” he said.