Many Vehicles Burnt As Petrol Tanker Explodes On Kara Bridge

There has been an accident at the Kara end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A fuel-laden tanker went up in flames after Kara bridge outward Lagos.

According to the report on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Saturday, November 7, the accident which involved a loaded tanker and truck happened overnight. It was learnt that the tanker spilled it’s contents on the road and on the other truck.

Emergency workers from Lagos were prevented from helping out by miscreants brandishing dangerous weapons. The head of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Oke Osanyitolu, said they received a distress call and responded at about 1am on Saturday. “The joint team was waylaid on arrival by a group of miscreants brandishing weapons and was forced to seek extra police cover from the Isheri Police Station. “The operation commenced with the police protection until the group of assailants grew larger and caused significant damage to vehicles and threats to life of our personnel.” Osanyitolu said they had to suspend the recovery operation for safety reasons.

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