Lagos Police Command says no life lost in fire incident on Otedola Bridge

Lagos Police Command says no life lost in fire incident on Otedola Bridge

The Police Command in Lagos State says no life was lost in the accident, which involved two tankers laden with petrol and a container truck on Otedola Bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, in the early hours of Saturday.

 

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that the accident occurred around 2.30 a.m.

 

Adejobi said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment and evacuation of wreckage to ease flow of traffic.

 

“His team was assisted by the personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Fire Service.

 

“They have been working assiduously on the evacuation since 2.30 a.m.,” he said.

 

According to Adejobi, preliminary findings indicate that the accident was caused by the driver of the container truck, who lost control, rammed into a tanker laden with PMS, and caught fire.

 

“No life was lost and all efforts are on to ease traffic along the expressway,” he said.

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