Ogbeta.ng: Evacuation Almost Done On Otedola Bridge After Fuel Tanker Explosion (Photos)

Friday, 29 June 2018

Evacuation Almost Done On Otedola Bridge After Fuel Tanker Explosion (Photos)

Scene of the tanker explosion 

All is almost set for normal activities to resume at the Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where at least 9 people were killed and over 54 vehicles burnt after a fuel tanker fell and exploded there yesterday.


The tanker which was loaded with PMS, had a brake failure while trying to overtake a vehicle before crashing and exploding in the process, according to reports.

8 adults and 1 minor died, while 4 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and taken to the hospital.

Emergency management workers were said to have been mobilised to the scene to rescue commuters trapped in the accident.

Emergency responders who worked all night are currently removing the tanker from the road ready for opening up to vehicles. All the carcass of cars have been moved away to another location.

Also, more lives were reportedly lost in the secondary accident that resulted from the confusion caused by the fallen tanker.

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