A fuel tanker explosion occurred on Saturday evening on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway along the Otedola bridge.
The explosion occurred inside the ditch when descending into Otedola Bridge near Otedola Estate on the outbound service lane of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Thick smoke could be seen enveloping the skies around the area in the video seen on social media.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the tanker fully loaded with 44,000 AGO was moving toward Berger along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway when a tyre of the tanker caught fire on the Otedola bridge outward Lagos and people around the area called the attention of the tanker driver to stop.
But he reportedly tried to reverse instead of stopping the vehicle which made him run into other vehicles.
The haulage lorry driver, Mr Uche who said the lorry belongs to Rivers State Government said that he suddenly saw the tanker moving back on speed and hit while a whole family of 6 in a smaller car (Toyota Camry) was hit as well.
Naija News reports thankfully, the family escaped and himself and the tanker driver with his boy all escaped unhurt.
No one was injured neither any casualty recorded according to information provided by NEMA.
See some of the videos of the incidence as posted on Twitter by social media users.
Tanker explosion on otedola bridge. Find an alternative route if you’re going towards there. Stay safe pic.twitter.com/AF1V3PBXUH
— Adeleke👑 (@king_kola_) December 19, 2020
There’s been a tanker explosion at Otedola Bridge, Lagos.pic.twitter.com/CHbKUrayDR
— Clacified (@clacified) December 19, 2020
Source: Naija News