BREAKING: Petrol Tanker Tumbles In Lagos Otedola Bridge Multiple Car Crash

How tanker overturned caused collision of multiple vehicles on notorious Otedola bridge, Lagos Emergency Management boss explains, as fear rocks Nigeria’s commervial capital over accident


A 45,000 Litre capacity petrol tanker has tumbled in a multiple vehicles’ accident on the Lagos notorious Otedola Bridge, Platforms Africa reports.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), DR OLUFEMI DAMILOLA OKE-OSANYINTOLU, who confirmed the accident in a statement obtained by Platforms Africa on Friday morning, allayed apprehension that has immediately greeted the accident across Lagos.

The statement reads; “pon arrival of the Agency’s tiger team at the incident scene it was observed that a multiple accident involving a tanker with unknown registration number conveying about 45 thousands litres of petrol and 4 vehicles had occurred..

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“A joint team of Lagos State Fire Service, Agency fire team, Nigeria Police worked to manage the flames and the resultant traffic backlogs using chemical foam.

“The other affected cars were recovered by the Agency’s light duty equipment.

“The entire area has been blanketed with chemical retardant to prevent secondary incidents. Members of the public are to refrain from illegal scooping of product to prevent any additional outbreak and to avoid igniting naked flame or fire.

“The operation has been concluded and the carriageway is open for traffic.
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