A fuel-laden tanker caught fire today, Friday, May 28th, on Otedola bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Fortunately no casualty was recorded, as the fire started from the front of the tanker and didn’t get to the tank carrying fuel.
The incident has caused gridlock with motorists stranded around the axis. Meanwhile, the fire service arrived promptly and succeeded in putting out the flames.
This is coming days after the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Command, Olusegun Ogungbemide, reassured the public that there are no demon, witch or wizard at the Otedola Bridge.
According to him, the constant accidents and tanker explosions on the bridge are caused by reckless drivers and expired trucks.
The bridge is infamous for road crashes mostly involving fuel-laden tankers and trucks that often explode, causing casualties.
Watch a video from today’s incident below,
tanker on fire at otedola bridge, go through another route if you’re passing. pic.twitter.com/qKt8Sbl8rj
— Beef (@Alayonimiii) May 28, 2021