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Lagos Fire Service Averts Escalation of Fire Accident On Lagos Ibadan Expressway

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The Lagos State Fire Service successfully averted an escalation of a fire incident involving three tankers and one trailer on Kara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Sunday.

Speaking on the incident, the Acting Head, Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, stated that the quick and timely response by the Agency ensured that the fire disaster was effectively contained before it escalated.

She said one of the tankers involved was conveying gas while two others were filled with Premium Motor Spirit, adding that the firemen were on standby until the gas leakage from one of the vehicles in the accident stopped, in order to avert further havoc and chaos.

While noting that the resultant effect is still affecting movement around the area, Adeseye advised motorists who have reasons to use the road to seek alternative routes to allow emergency respondents on the ground to clear the debris.

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It will be recalled that multiple accidents involving 4 vehicles, 3 tankers, 1 tipper truck, and 1 gas truck happened on Kara Bridge by Berger, outbound the city along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway this morning.[wpdiscuz-feedback id=”0w8lojfzmc” question=”What do you think about everyday accident on Lagos Ibadan expressway? ” opened=”1″][/wpdiscuz-feedback]

According to the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), One life was lost and two trapped persons rescued from multiple accidents on the Kara bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving three tankers laden with LPG, AGO, PMS respectively and a truck.

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The accident resulted in the tankers bursting into blazing flames that lasted for more than 12hours until Sunday (today) afternoon when the rescuers were able to put off the inferno and cleared the wreckage from the road.

The fire services are therefore praised for their timely intervention. According to news, the fire which was very fierce would have escalated if not their timely intervention.

Although road users have been advised to use alternative routes, work is going on in order to clear the road and make it accessible for users once again.

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Lagos state fire service quenching the fire

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