No Casualties Reported As Tanker Explodes On Otedola Bridge | #OtedolaBridge
There was panic on Saturday on Otedola Bridge, Berger axis of Lagos State following a tanker explosion.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, confirmed the development.
Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu said the incident occurred around 2.00 am involving a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.
He said both trucks were out-bound Lagos for delivery.
Oke-Osanyitolu said, “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.”
He said there were no reported casualties.
He explained that a combination of responders have put out the fire.
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