Tanker explosion guts vehicles on Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Tanker explosion at Otedola bridge_

A fuel-laden tanker early Tuesday morning exploded beside the office of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) and Ojo Barracks on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos.

According to reports, the tanker fell as a result of the collapsed state of the road and spilled its contents.

The impact of the fall resulted in the explosion of the tanker. In the process, other vehicles caught fire.

An eyewitness said the accident occurred at 6: 45 am.

No fewer than eight vehicles were consumed by the inferno, while an unspecified number of people, who were trapped in their cars were burnt. Some people, who jumped out of their vehicles on sensing danger, sustained various degrees of injuries.

Emergency responders are currently on ground curtailing the inferno.