The explosion that rocked the Otedola bridge in Lagos on Saturday morning, October 17, did not lead to loss of lives.
Recall that Newsbreakers reported that two tankers exploded on the Otedola bridge this morning.
This was also confirmed in a statement by the Lagos State Police Command. The Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in an update, said the accident was recorded at about 2.30 am.
He said, “It involved two heavy-duty vehicles – one laden with Premium Motor Spirit, aka Petrol, and the other carrying a container at Otedola end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Preliminary findings revealed that the container driver lost control and rammed into the PMS tanker. No life was lost. All efforts are on to ease traffic along the expressway.”
Apart from the police, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, and Lagos Emergency Management Agency were all at the scene of the explosion.