Three persons dead in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway tanker fire

At least three persons were feared dead while several others were injured after an oil tanker caught fire in the Kara-Ibafo, Ogun State end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the explosion occurred around 10pm on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the explosion, which spread to another tanker and three other vehicles, caused a serious gridlock on both lanes of the expressway.

Many residents returning from their workplaces had to walk miles to reach their destinations as the standstill persisted till 1pm on Wednesday when the wreckage was removed by emergency officials.

The emergency officials comprised those of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, the Ogun State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army.
Vehicular movement along the axis was at snail pace as of 7pm on Wednesday as the gridlock had stretched to the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos State and the Mowe area of Ogun State.

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