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Heavy gridlock as fuel tanker explodes on Otedola Bridge, Lagos

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Heavy gridlock as fuel tanker explodes on Otedola Bridge, Lagos

A large number of motorists and commuters are currently held up in a gridlock caused by an accident involving a fuel-laden tanker which caught fire at the Otedola Bridge area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

THE WITNESS gathered that officials of the Lagos State Fire Service and other emergency agencies have arrived at the scene to address the inferno.

No casualty was recorded as of the time of filing this report.

Road users are advised to avoid the corridor as the incident has caused gridlock with motorists stranded around the axis.

Friday’s incident occurred days after the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Command, Olusegun Ogungbemide, said that there are no demon, witch or wizard at the Otedola Bridge but reckless drivers and expired trucks were responsible for the incessant crashes around the bridge.

The Otedola Bridge is notorious for road crashes mostly involving fuel-laden tankers and trucks that often explode, resulting in inferno, burnt vehicles, loss of lives and properties.

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