PHOTOS: Diesel Tanker, Truck Crash At OPIC

 

Traffic built up gradually on Sunday around the OPIC end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following an accident involving a truck and a diesel laden tanker.

The accident, which occurred in the evening, took place on the Lagos outbound lane of the highway.

Although no life was lost, the tanker conveying its content to Ibadan, Oyo State capital, and the truck going to Ibafo were said to have made contact while on motion.

The clash left the tanker with a chattered fuel tank, spilling its content on the road while the drivers of both vehicles exchanged blames.

However, men of the Nigeria Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Ogun State Traffic Control Agency (TRACE) were at the scene to control the building traffic and restore calm.

See more photos from the scene of the accident below:

Diesel Tanker Explodes Along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway   

A diesel fuel tanker has crashed and burst into flames at the Ladipo end of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria.

The burning tanker has been spewing thick plumes of black smoke into the air in the area.

A roadside mechanic who witnessed the accident told Channels Television that a school bus filled with children narrowly escaped the explosion.

Another witness said the tanker driver was driving at a very high speed when he lost control and veered off the road, hitting a culvert with the vehicle said to be carrying about 3,000 litres of diesel and burst into flames on impact.

Fire trucks of the Lagos Fire Service reportedly arrived early on the scene, but exhausted their supply of water without putting out the fire.

It took the arrival of a second fire truck to extinguish the flames.

The incident, which occurred on Monday, is said to have caused a massive gridlock on both sides of the expressway.