Tanker goes up in flame on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Fire on Otedola Bridge put Out | BellaNaija

Over 50 cars destroyed in horrific gas tanker explosion on Nigerian expressway (VIDEOS)

LEADERSHIP observed that about 53 vehicles were burnt during the sad incident, causing traffic gridlock that left commuters stranded along the expressway.

As the fire spread, many drivers had to abandon their vehicles and flee as firefighters tried to battle the raging blaze. 4 other people suffered from varying degrees of burns.

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According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles were burnt. Efforts are now on going to contain the raging fire while all the emergency responders are on the ground to manage the huge disaster scene.

The tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday evening on Otedola Bridge, inward Ojodu Berger area of the State has called for reaction. At least 30 cars have been reportedly destroyed by fire.

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"We extend our deepest commiseration to the families of persons who lost their lives as well as properties to the incident".

Blood-curdling footage of the aftermath of a tanker explosion in south-western Nigeria has emerged online.

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The police revealed that the buses have been removed from the scene and injured passengers have been taken to the hospital. The statement added that the state government was clearing damaged vehicles from the road. It led to serious traffic snarl in and out of the state.

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