16 Nov 2016

Tragedy Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Fuel Tanker Explodes

Two persons have been confirmed dead, as a petrol tanker has collided with another truck, causing a fire explosion, on a major bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.
A bus driver giving account of the event said when he got to 7-Up bus-stop, he got caught up in traffic which he thought was due to the U-turn before Secretariat bus-stop, but on getting to the U-turn, he saw FRSC officials diverting vehicles to the inward-Lagos lane.

Another eye-witness who requested anonymity, explained that the brake system of the tanker had failed, causing it to lose control and collide with another truck.

Spokesman for the road safety, told Channels Television that immediately the event occurred, “our men, LASEMA and many other emergency response organizations, rushed to the scene of the accident.
He believes that the accident was as a result of indiscipline of drivers.

“What you have seen is a classical example of indiscipline that has been happening on this road, since the commencement of the rehabilitation of the roads.

“As you can see, there are about four vehicles involved, which means two-lane carriage way had been converted to four-lanes and as a result, they struck themselves and there was a crash and also an explosion of fire.

He however gave the assurance that the debris would be cleared, while the traffic would also be restored as soon as possible.

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