Passersby and motorists were on Saturday thrown into panic mode following injuries sustained by no fewer than 11 persons after a petrol tanker exploded on Otedola bridge end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Lagos State.
“The impact of the collision resulted in the explosion.
“About 11 passengers involved in the crash but no death was recorded. The rescue teams of FRSC, Lagos Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are quickly mobilised to the scene for the rescue operation.
“The rescue team of Lagos Fire service are making frantic effort to extinguish the fire while FRSC and other traffic, the management team are on the ground controlling traffic flow,’’ the commander stated.
He advised drivers and owners of articulated vehicles to put their vehicles in proper shape and maintain minimum safety standard.
The commander also implored the public to be more vigilant while using the road, especially during this festive period.