Fear griped motorists plying the popular Otedola Bridge, in Lagos on Friday as a 45,000 Litre capacity petrol tanker tumbled in a multiple vehicles crash.
According to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident in a statement on Friday morning, a petrol tanker and four other vehicles were involved in the accident. He however allayed the fear that greeted the crash, saying the situation is under control.
The statement reads; “upon arrival of the Agency’s tiger team at the incident scene it was observed that a multiple accident involving a tanker with unknown registration number conveying about 45 thousands litres of petrol and 4 vehicles had occurred.
“A joint team of Lagos State Fire Service, Agency fire team, Nigeria Police worked to manage the flames and the resultant traffic backlogs using chemical foam.
“The other affected cars were recovered by the Agency’s light duty equipment.
“The entire area has been blanketed with chemical retardant to prevent secondary incidents. Members of the public are to refrain from illegal scooping of product to prevent any additional outbreak and to avoid igniting naked flame or fire.
“The operation has been concluded and the carriageway is open for traffic.
No further updates
“Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, PS LASEMA”