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Two fuel tankers explode on Otedola bridge

Two fuel tankers explode on Otedola bridge

Two fuel tankers have exploded on the Otedola Bridge, Lagos in the early hours of Saturday around 2am.

The number of casualties as at the time of filing this report was uncertain.

The explosion was caused when a 40-feet container truck and a petrol tanker had a head-on collision.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the accident occurred at 2.00 a.m. when the truck, loaded with fabric, had a brake failure while moving towards Berger.

In the process, the truck collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the accident stated that no live was lost.

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“On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40-feet containerised truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.

“The truck collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS (petrol) while the impact of the collision resulted in the fire outbreak.

“However, the fire affected the 40ft containerized truck and high tension wire at the spot,’’ Mr Oke-Osanyintolu told NAN.

He advised commuters to take the Ojota or 7UP exits until the backlog of traffic eases.

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