Early morning vacationers and motorists utilizing the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway had a horrendous time on Sunday following explosions attributable to three oil tankers on Kara Bridge, Ogun State.
Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Olusegun Ogungbemide, mentioned a physique burnt to its bones was recovered from the scene. But eyewitnesses put the variety of deaths at 4.
One of the tankers laden with gasoline was mentioned to have misplaced management and rammed into an articulated truck, leading to an explosion round 12. 30am. Two different tankers, one loaded additionally with gasoline and the opposite with fuel, bumped into the flame, inflicting one other spherical of explosions.
As of three.30 pm yesterday, gridlock on the freeway had but to ease despite journey advisory issued 9.30 am by the FRSC.
The Lagos FRSC sector boss additionally mentioned two injured individuals had been rushed to Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos at about 9 am.
He mentioned, “It (accident) resulted from the lack of management. One of the tankers that rammed into different automobiles both had brake failure or bought distracted. So far, we’ve got been capable of transfer two casualties to General Hospital Gbagada. One was burnt past recognition.
“The accident concerned three tankers and one truck. Two of the tankers had been carrying petrol, one other carrying fuel, and an articulated truck.”
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Director-General, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, mentioned the identities of the victims might solely be ascertained by DNA since solely their bones had been seen.