A Tanker Filled with Petrol exploded this morning, 2nd September at Ojo Barracks along Lagos Badagry Expressway. The site of the explosion is also very close to the Office of Department of State Security Services, DSS in Lagos.
According to reports the tanker fell due to the state of the road and spilled its contents in the process, and the impact of the fall resulted in an explosion which affected nothing less than eight cars.
According to the Vanguard,
An eyewitness said the accident occurred at 6: 45 am. No fewer than eight vehicles were consumed by the inferno, while an unspecified number of people, who were trapped in their cars were burnt.
Some people, who jumped out of their vehicles on sensing danger, sustained various degrees of injuries. A woman, who jumped out of a moving commercial vehicle at the scene was seen crawling in the mud and was mistaken for a mad woman by a large crowd of sympathisers, who had gathered.
As of the time Vangaurd arrived at the scene, men of the Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Services Management Agency,LASEMA, had not come, while smoke was still billowing from the burning vehicles.
The accident increased traffic gridlock on the road as commuters coming to Mile 2 were seen taking Tedi Road as an alternative.