A Daf tanker loaded with 45,000 litres of
petrol exploded on Saturday at World Oil
Filling Station after Kara Bridge along
Lagos/ibadan Expressway, claiming two
lives and destroying 23 vehicles.
The fallen tanker resulted in fire explosion,
following the trail of the spilt petrol which
affected 23 other vehicles parked close to
Lagos Sector Commander of Federal
Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Olusegun
Ogungbemi, said that road safety and
fire servicemen were first prevented from
getting to the scene by some hoodlums
armed with dangerous weapons until
security was beef up at the scene.
He said that two corpses, identified as the
tanker driver and his assistant, which
were burnt beyond recognition, were
recovered at the scene.
The FRSC boss said that the debris were
being removed from the scene by FRSC
heavy-duty tow truck along with Julius
According to him, the road is now open
for movement but FRSC officials are still
on ground controlling traffic and advised
motorists to seek alternative routes.
Ogungbemi enjoined motorists to
always obey all traffic rules and
regulations by driving safe and staying
safe at all times.