Burnt tanker removed from Lagos-Ibadan road – FRSC

Fuel tanker explosion

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Zone RS2 Command, comprising Ogun and Lagos States, says the wreckage of the tanker that exploded on Long Bridge on Tuesday night has been removed to make way for free traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The explosion, which occurred around 7:15 pm, caused gridlock which affected vehicular movements till Wednesday.

FRSC Zonal Commander, Samuel Obayemi, has assured road users that the wreckage has been removed.

“The fire was put out; carcass of the burnt tanker successfully removed from the road and pushed down to the foot of the Long Bridge,” he said.

“The debris that could puncture tyres or jump to affect other vehicles if climbed had also been cleared up from the road.”

Mr Obayemi advised motorists to drive with caution and not speed beyond the construction area speed limits of 50km per hour.

He said FRSC operatives are still on ground managing the backlog of traffic.

The FRSC boss said there was no casualty from the inferno, adding that the cause of the incident is still being investigated.