Petrol Tanker Falls Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Updated December 7, 2018


A 33,000-litre capacity petrol tanker has fallen along the OPIC end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway at the boundary between Lagos and Ogun States.

The tanker spilled its highly flammable content, causing motorists and commuters to scamper for safety.

Emergency services have, however, been mobilised to the scene, and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been diverting traffic away from the area of the crash.

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Consequently, there is a massive gridlock affecting both incoming and outbound traffic for Lagos commuters as vehicles have been diverted to alternative routes.

Eyewitnesses say the accident was caused by over-speeding on the part of the tanker driver.