Tankers col­lide, burst into flames on La­gos-ibadan Ex­press­way

The Punch - - METRO -

THERE was panic on Wed­nes­day as two fuel-laden tankers crashed into each other at the Sagamu in­ter­change end of the La­gos-ibadan Ex­press­way. It was gath­ered that the tankers col­lided around 5.30pm and the im­pact led to an ex­plo­sion.

PUNCH Metro learnt that one of the tankers was rolling back­wards af­ter suf­fer­ing a me­chan­i­cal fault when the other rammed into it from the rear.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that no life was lost but the two trankers got burnt.

Men of the fire ser­vice of the Redeemed Chris­tian Church of god and the Ogun State Fire Ser­vice at­tended to the in­ferno.

Con­firm­ing the ac­ci­dent, the Sec­tor Com­man­der, Ogun State, Fed­eral Road Safety Corps, Cle­ment Oladele, said traf­fic had been di­verted to avoid a se­condary crash.

He stated, “Two tankers con­vey­ing pe­tro­leum prod­ucts crashed into each other on the out­ward lane of the Lagosi­badan Ex­press­way un­der the Sagamu In­ter­change Bridge. The white tanker in the front de­vel­oped a me­chan­i­cal fault and in the process of rolling back, the one com­ing from the rear col­lided with it.

“The fire ser­vice of the RCCG and the Ogun State Fire Ser­vice at­tended to the fire and we made a nec­es­sary di­ver­sion to pre­vent a se­condary crash.”

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