Tanker explosion on expressway, FRSC diverts traffic


Tanker explosion on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, FRSC diverts traffic

Tanker explosion on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, FRSC diverts traffic

Tanker explosion on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway has made FRSC officials to divert traffic.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the diversion of traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, following an explosion involving four trailers on Sunday morning at Kara Bridge.⁣

The Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.⁣

“Following the unfortunate crash that involved three fuel tankers and one other trailer that were engulfed in inferno in the early hours of the day, FRSC operatives immediately mobilised and invited fire servicemen to extinguish the fire.⁣

The situation, expectedly, impaired traffic situation around the scene of the fire outbreak and beyond.⁣

This affected motorists, especially those driving out of Lagos.⁣

To cushion the effect on the road users, FRSC temporarily diverted traffic between New Garage and the end of Kara bridge to allow a counter-flow for Ibadan bound traffic to use a lane from the Lagos bound section of the expressway.⁣

FRSC hereby admonished motorists using the temporary lane to obey instructions from traffic officials around the scene of the crash and urged them to drive with caution,’’ Ogungbemide said.⁣

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