There has been a tanker explosion on the popular Otedola Bridge in Lagos State.
A tanker laden with fuel exploded in the early hours of Saturday.
The number of casualties could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it has responded to distress calls concerning the explosion.
“The Agency has responded to the distress calls concerning a tanker on fire at Berger along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway. Updates to follow,” it tweeted.
The Agency has responded to the distress calls concerning a tanker on fire at Berger along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
Updates to follow
— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) October 17, 2020
The Otedola bridge is notorious for tanker explosion.
In 2018, an explosion involving a fuel tanker on the bridge left many dead and lots of destruction in its wake.
Another tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol got burnt on the Otedola Bridge in 2019 but no casualty or injury was recorded.
In May 2020, two tankers laden with Kerosene and Diesel respectively, had a head-on collision at the bridge but an explosion was averted.
The satanic Otedola bridge is on fire!
Tanker explosion! pic.twitter.com/LpdrYlnkrJ
— Morris Monye (@Morris_Monye) October 17, 2020
Tanker Explosion at Otedola Bridge!!! pic.twitter.com/M9SVrF9t6L
— Femi Ogunbambo (@Ogunbambo_femi) October 17, 2020
Otedola Bridge on fire right now. 2:36am pic.twitter.com/QysK8YDw5o
— Adeyemi Adesanya (@AdeyemiAdesan12) October 17, 2020