According to the lagos state emergency service, a distress call was recieved at about 3.08am today Wednesday 16th November,2016 concerning a tanker fire accident resulting to multiple accident with fatalities at Kara Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Express Road, outward Lagos.
Investigation carried out at the scene of incident revealed that the tanker fully laden with AGO(diesel) 33,000 litres caught fire as the tanker ran into a truck carrying brewery products(beer) while at high speed. The driver was said to have abruptly applied brake at the Kara Bridge outward Lagos resulting to multiple accident and fire outbreak with colossal loss
The Lagos state emergency response team alongside Lagos State Fire Service,RRS,FRSC,Nigerian Police, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps were responders at the incident scene.The combined team combated the inferno and successfully put out the inferno as well as cordoned Off the Road in order to Prevent further loss and casualties/fatalities.
Consequent upon the disaster loss assessment conducted at the incident scene the following loss were recorded.
– 2 containerised trucks were burnt
– 2 trailers were burnt
-1 tanker with with 33,000litres Diesel which caused the accident was burnt
– 1 car (Toyota Corolla) was burnt
– 3 mortalities(dead bodies) all adult male was recorded
Recovery operations of accidented burnt truck with the aid of Lasema heavy duty equipment presently ongoing so as to abate traffic gridlock which has built up on the Lagos Ibadan Express way. Also burnt carcass are also been cleared Off the road so as to restore normalcy.Traffic has affected almost every part of the expressway and Ikorodu road on to Alapere and Ogudu.