A tanker conveying petroleum product has caught fire on the bridge near Otedola estate, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos. The accident happened Friday morning, between the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa and Berger bus stop on Lagos Ibadan expressway, outward Lagos.
But for the timely intervention of the Lagos State fire service, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA and the police it would have resulted in another big tragedy. Officials responded to distress calls before the tanker could explode.
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Accidents involving articulated vehicles have been a common occurrence on the bridge for some time now, oftentimes resulting in tragic occurrences. Since the explosion, on the same bridge, that killed many people and destroyed cars about three years ago, there have been accidents of that nature claiming lives and property. When such happens traffic is affected, as people who use the route could be grounded for hours ,sometimes with traffic snaking kilometers back to the expressway inward Lagos and the Lagos end also getting affected.
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