Zero lives lost as Otedola bridge explosion affects 6 vehicles — LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have restored vehicular movement to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after an early morning tanker explosion.

Responders were about concluding the recovery of a truck laden with 40ft container that fell last night at Otedola bridge, inward Berger, when a tanker about 300 metres away from the fallen truck exploded.

The explosion occured at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The tanker had collided with a truck while moving inward Berger and exploded immediately.

No casualty was recorded, LASEMA said.

The agency’s responders, including its fire team and the Lagos State Fire Service , jointly put out the fire and salvaged a tanker with registration number KJA 662 YA.

It was laden with 33,000 litres of diesel.

The explosion affected the following:

  • A tanker laden with diesel with plate no KSF-269 XY
  • A 40ft containerized truck with plate no ENU-814 YS
  • A tanker loaded with diesel with plate no KSF-271 XY
  • A car burnt beyond recognition
  • A six tyre truck burnt beyond recognition
  • A 20ft containerized truck


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