One dead as two petrol tankers cause gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan road

Traffic gridlock used to illustrate the story
Traffic gridlock used to illustrate the story

Commuters on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway were stuck in a traffic jam that lasted for several hours on Tuesday

An accident involving two petrol-laden tankers along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Tuesday, caused the death of one person, while three others were wounded.

The accident caused a hectic day for motorists and commuters, plying the ever busy road, following a logjam that lasted for hours.

The two petrol tankers, with registration numbers- Lagos XK 385 FST and Space 11 ERI, a special registration number- fell on the highway three metres from the popular Danco petrol station, a well-known accident prone area, causing the entire road to be blocked.

The corpse of the deceased was reportedly taken away by relatives on the permission of police. The three injured persons were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Police and Fire Service were on ground to help clear the traffic and to create diversions.

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The FRSC officials, led by Ayobami Omiyale, made sure that the traffic situation did not get more complicated, and also monitored the offloading of the fuel from the fallen tankers.

Mr. Omiyale, the Ogun State sector commander of the FRSC, said the accident occurred at about 1.00am.

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