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Fuel tanker catches fire along Lagos-Ibadan expressway


A fuel tanker on Saturday morning fell and caught fire at the Ibafo/Aseese axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency said that no life was lost.

According to the PUNCH, they emergency responders—men of the Fire Rescue Services, Federal Road Safety Corps, and others were there working to put out the fire.

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The fire incident was eventually successfully contained around 8.30am.

Traffic in the area was reported to be gradually easing out, as the traffic was already getting to the Wawa/Arepo axis of the expressway.

Emergency operatives remain on the ground to assist in easing the traffic congestion caused by the incident.

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TRACE Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed that the incident happened around 7am.

His message read, “Fire update at Ibafo. As of 0830 hrs., the fire has finally been put to rest. Traffic is gradually moving.

“Operatives are on the ground to ease the traffic. I will provide additional updates later.”