Another tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit has exploded on Otedola Bridge, the Berger axis of Lagos State on Saturday morning.
News Rain Nigeria reports that confirming the development, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the incident occurred around 2.00 am involving a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.
Watch Video Of Fire Explosion On Otedola Bridge After Fuel Tanker Exploded Early Hours Of Today
The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, said both trucks were out-bound Lagos for delivery.
As of the time of filing this report, there were no reported casualties.
See videos from the scene;
Otedola Bridge on fire right now. 2:36am pic.twitter.com/QysK8YDw5o
— Adeyemi Adesanya (@AdeyemiAdesan12) October 17, 2020
Video showing the tanker explosion that is happening on Otedola bridge pic.twitter.com/4C7zggDRnq
— Naija wants to #EndSARS (@Naija_PR) October 17, 2020
Otedola bridge is on fire rn
— ‘firiyoyo Influenza😷 #SARSMustEnd (@demigod_zen) October 17, 2020
Recall that a similar incident occurred on the same bridge on June 27, 2018, when a tanker fully loaded with petroleum products fell and exploded, killing at least 9 people.