Tanker Explosion Leaves Travelers Stranded Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Multiple explosions as a result of the collision of two tankers conveying petroleum products left travellers along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway stranded in the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that two tankers which collided and went up in flames, affected another tanker and a trailer.

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However, officers of the Federal Fire Service arrived the scene on time to start up rescue operations. Also, operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corp, took charge of controlling the gridlock which had greatly affected the movement of motorist stranded on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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Stranded motorists on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Lagos state Command, Olusegun Ogungbemide, advised motorists to seek alternative routes in order to allow the fire service personnel on ground to conveniently do their Job.

Olusegun also advised that those moving out of Lagos state should ply the Victoria Island route by Ajah or interchangeably, the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway to the Sagamu should be used at the moment.

When contacted, the Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor said that Operatives of LASEMA are on ground and evacuation has already commenced.

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