Gridlock as three fuel tankers explode on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Passengers and motorists were on Sunday morning stranded on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway due to multiple explosions that rocked the Kara Bridge .
It was gathered that two tankers ladened with petroleum products were involved in an accident in the early hours of today .
The two tankers , which went up in flames , affected another tanker and a trailer .
First responders including men of the Federal Fire Service have , however , arrived at the scene and have started rescue operations .
Also , officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps have started controlling traffic which has affected movement inward Berger .
FRSC Sector Commander , Lagos State Command , Olusegun Ogungbemide , advised motorists to seek alternative routes .
“The FRSC is admonishing motorists who have reasons to use the road should seek an alternative , for now, to allow the personnel of Fire Service on ground to extinguish the fire .
“Alternative routes recommended for those moving out of Lagos this morning can use the Victoria Island by Ajah to Ijebu Ode to continue their journey .
“The Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway to the Sagamu Interchange is another alternative that motorists can use at the moment ,” he said in a statement .

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