Many persons were trapped when a tanker exploded at the Kara axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday morning.
thelagostimes gathered that the incident happened after midnight, with a lot of vehicles stranded on the bridge as a result of the curfew imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
Recall that the federal government had ordered a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 6am and vehicles which are unable to make it to Lagos or leave the nation’s commercial capital before 10pm are usually stranded on the bridge till 6am when security operatives open the road to traffic.
Eyewitness disclosed that the fire started after a loud bang.
On social media, some residents of Magodo, Berger, and Ojodu narrated how they could see billow of smoke from afar.
If you're on your way towards Kara Bridge or Berger, it's better you reconsider that move now.
A gas lading tanker is on fire seriously.
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Meanwhile, firefighters have been battling to put out the inferno. At 2:01am, the Federal Fire Service pleaded that there should be no vehicular movement around the area.
“Kara Bridge Fire, men of the Federal Fire Service are already at the scene. Please vehicular movements should be halted around the area,” the tweet read.