Breaking: Gas, petrol tankers explode on Kara Bridge by Berger, several cars caught in the inferno

Berger

A massive fire explosion from gas and a petrol tanker has occurred on Kara Bridge by Berger in Ogun state on Saturday night.

The driver of the gas tanker who has been identified as a Yusuf Tiamiyu, told the BBC pidgin correspondent that he was waiting for the curfew to be over when his tanker was hit by a petrol tanker which had a brake failure.

The Kara bridge is the main access route linking Ogun state to Lagos State from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway., Southwest Nigeria.

An eye witness said the explosion which was as long as nearly 100 metres on the bridge can be seen from nearly a mile from the scene of the fire explosion.

Several cars were also caught in the fire. An eye witness said the Lagos State fire service has arrived at the scene of the explosion.