Breaking: Petrol tanker explodes at Otedola bridge

There has been yet another tanker explosion on the notorious Otedola Bridge, Lagos State. 

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said that the incident occurred around 2am on Saturday 17th October. 

According to the Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, the incident involved a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods. 

Osanyitolu said that both trucks were out-bound Lagos for delivery.

“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.”Oke-Osanyitolu said

 

He added that no casualty was recorded in the incident.