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Tanker explodes on Lagos’ Otedola Bridge

Emergency workers have since contained the inferno and no casualties were immediately recorded.

• October 17, 2020
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]

A fuel tanker exploded on Otedola Bridge overnight, witnesses in Lagos said.

The fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. on the interstate bridge, which has been the scene of horrific motor accidents over the years. There were no casualties in the latest accident, emergency workers said. 

It was unclear what caused the accident, but previous ones were usually due to faulty brakes or overspeeding through the slope. An emergency official said additional information about today’s accident would be made public soon.

The accident came weeks after Lagos witnessed a string of explosions that claimed lives and injured others in different suburbs of the commercial capital.

Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]

Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]
Explosion at Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. [CREDIT: Twitter]

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