Diesel tanker explodes on Otedola bridge

A tanker conveying diesel on Saturday evening rolled over and exploded on the Michael Otedola Bridge causing panic among commuters plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Diesel tanker explodes on Otedola bridge

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, southwest Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development.

Farinloye said the accident which occurred at 5.30 p.m. involved a tanker, a haulage truck, and a Toyota Camry 1999 model carrying six members of the same family.

He said the tanker was fully loaded with 44,000 liters of AGO (diesel) and was moving toward the Berger axis of the expressway when one of its tyres suddenly burst into flames.

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