Petrol tanker explodes on Otedola bridge (photos)


A tanker laden with Petroleum product exploded on the Otedola bridge in Lagos state in the early hours of today October 17.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the incident occurred around 2am involving a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, said both trucks were out-bound Lagos for delivery.

“The Agency promptly responded to a fire outbreak after several distress calls were received from the control room at the above-mentioned address at around 0200hrs.

On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40fit containerized Truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.

It then collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS. The impact of the collision resulted in fire outbreak.”Oke-Osanyitolu said

He added that no casualty was recorded in the incident.


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