Tanker Explosion: TRACE Restores Traffic On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

“Fire update at Ibafo. As of 0830 hrs, the fire has finally been put to rest. Traffic is gradually moving”

A fuel tanker on Saturday morning fell and caught fire at the Ibafo/Aseese axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency said that no life was lost.

Our correspondent, who went to the incident scene, met emergency responders—men of the Fire Rescue Services, Federal Road Safety Corps, and others working to put out the fire.The fire incident was eventually successfully contained around 8.30am.

Traffic in the area is gradually resuming normal flow, as our correspondent reports that the traffic is already getting to the Wawa/Arepo axis of the expressway.

Fire service putting out fire from the exploded fuel tanker at Ibafo, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway | Credit: Daniel Ayantoye

Emergency operatives remain on the ground to assist in easing the traffic congestion caused by the incident.

TRACE Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed that the incident happened around 7am.

His message read, “Fire update at Ibafo. As of 0830 hrs., the fire has finally been put to rest. Traffic is gradually moving.

“Operatives are on the ground to ease the traffic. I will provide additional updates later.”

Source: Punch

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