Tanker Explosion Rocks Otedola Bridge | Lagos Post Online

Tanker Explosion Rocks Otedola Bridge

Another tanker explosion occurred in the Otedola Bridge, Berger axis of Lagos State early on Saturday.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the development saying the incident occurred around 2.00 am involving a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, said both trucks were out-bound to Lagos for delivery.

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“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,” Oke-Osanyitolu said.

“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 a fire outbreak.”

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