Ambode visits scene of petrol tanker explosion

Ambode visits scene of petrol tanker explosion

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

The statement says fire, police and other authorities are on the scene amid efforts to clear the road of the destroyed vehicles. In all of this, I am happy that our response team has been up and running.

Nigerian officials say nine people are dead after an oil-carrying tanker truck crashed and burst into flames on a bridge in Lagos.

President Muhammadu Buhari last night expressed shock and sorrow over the fire incident in Lagos, in which many people were feared killed with several vehicles burnt.

He urged the people of the state to always give access to emergency responders during such incidents, to prevent avoidable loss of lives and property.

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The commissioner said that Governor Ambode has directed all relevant agencies to move into the area to normalise the apprehension that had taken over the area and to also ensure that those in need are adequately taken care of.

As confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Corps, the tanker had lost its brake and was rolling back on the Michael Otedola Bridge on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to the video below, the incident happened yesterday, June 28, on the Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ambode thanked the people for their patience and assured them that the state government would continue to put measures in place to mitigate such incidents in future. He called for the co-operation of all citizens with the officials of the agencies to restore the situation to normalcy.

The governor said, "I want to praise all our agencies - the Fire Service, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and also the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit; this is what we have been saying about investing in some of these infrastructure and equipment".

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