Tanker explosion: Welder burnt to death, 3 sustain burns in Awka

By Bose Adelaja

There is panic on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway as another tanker has exploded on the Long Bridge.

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The incident happened about an hour ago outward Lagos.

Many road users are said to be stranded as a result of the explosion.

The Ogun State Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps Clement Oladele has confirmed the incident but said the rescue operation is ongoing.

Vanguard gathered that motorists travelling inward Ibadan have been cut off from the Long Bridge as a result of the explosion as many are scrambling to drive against traffic.

As at 9.23 pm, the Director, Ogun State Fire Service Engineer Fatai Adefala said the station has been put under control.

Vanguard gathered that immediately after the fire was successfully put out by the emergency responders, men of Julius Berger Construction Company were called upon to help clear up the debris at the scene of the incident in order to restore traffic on the outward Lagos section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway but while rescue operation was being rounded off, the fire reignited and was escalating.

However, the fire fighters at the scene called for additional water to extinguish the secondary fire that engulfed the scene of the crashed tanker.



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