In what can only be described as a black Thursday, many persons have reportedly lost their lives and several vehicles burnt after a petrol tanker had an accident, going up in flames in the process.
The details of the incident are not very clear yet but many lives are reported to have been lost and many cars burnt.
— Dream In Colors (@Tobiloba_O) June 28, 2018
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), the tanker had a break failure and was loaded with PMS (popularly called petrol) when itcaught fire on the Otedola Bridge (inward Berger).
An Exploded Tanker with so many Vehicles burnt on the Lagos Ibadan Express way just by Otedola Bridge INW Berger to Ibadan [18:00Hrs] pic.twitter.com/xzrJOWzG90
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According to Lastma, the number of vehicles affected are over 20 and there is a stand still on the express as vehicles are advised to use all alternative routes.
The fire was reported to have started at approximately 6pm when the accident took place. Lastma revealed that the first fire truck arrived the scene 7 minutes after the fire started but unfortunately, over 30 vehicles had been burnt.
The fire service have been able to suppress the fire but the accident scene has not been cleared.
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