In the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, there was tanker explosion on the Otedola Bridge. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation commiserated with the Lagos State Government and the victims .
In a statement signed by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Relations Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, said that he felt extremely sad about the recurrence of these events.
According to him, the events should have been prevented.
The News Agency of Nigeria notes that the accident happened when a container truck loaded with fabric suffered a brake failure and collided with a 33,000 litres fuel tanker loaded with Premium motor spirit (PMS), belonging to a downstream operator.
Upon the accident, there was fire breakout which led to the explosion which was later extinguished by officers of the Lagos State Fire Service.
No fatality was, however reported from the incidence.
In order to prevent these tragic accidents that often lead to loss of life and property, Kyari admonished motorists and downstream operators to continue to ensure strict adherence to safety rules and regulations.