11 killed in the Lagos tanker blast

No less than 11 people were injured when a truck, loaded with diesel, exploded on the Otedola Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Lagos State on Saturday. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide, reported the incident in a statement on Saturday night, NAN reports.Ogungbemide said that the tragic occurrence happened after the tanker rolled back and collided with another articulated truck carrying merchandise and a lounge car.

“The impact of the collision resulted in the explosion.

“About 11 passengers were involved in the crash but no death was recorded.

“The rescue teams of FRSC, Lagos Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are quickly mobilised to the scene for the rescue operation.

“The rescue team of Lagos Fire service are making frantic efforts to extinguish the fire while FRSC and other traffic, the management team are on the ground controlling traffic flow,’’ he said.

However, he urged the drivers and owners of articulated vehicles to bring their vehicles in good order and to insure basic safety requirements. Recall that another articulated vehicle loaded with fuel exploded in Lagos in October.

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