Fresh Gas Tanker Explosion On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: FRSC

By 04:20 Sun, 21 Jun 2020 Comments

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a fresh explosion from the scene of Sunday morning inferno, involving four vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, has delayed the opening of out-bound Lagos lane for motorists.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The rescue operations that began in the early morning were still ongoing at the scene of the accident involving three tankers and a truck on Kara Bridge when another explosion occurred.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Providing an update, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, FRSC Sector Commander in Lagos State, said that the fresh fire affected the rescue operations.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Ogungbemide, however, said that the situation had been brought under control, urging motorists to be patient and drive with care.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“There was this fresh explosion from gas tanker (one of the tankers involved in the accident).(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“The cover of the tanker opened and another fire billowed up.But it is under control.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“We had restricted movements to the inward Lagos route for in and out motorists,’’ Ogungbemide said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He said that fire services from Lagos and Ogun states “are on ground to bring normalcy back on the expressway’’.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Ogungbemide earlier told NAN that the rescue operations recovered a body burnt beyond recognition from the inferno while two persons were injured.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He said that the injured had been moved to Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos.



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