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Fuel tanker catches fire on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


Otedola bridge

A fuel tanker collapsed and caught fire on Saturday morning at the Ibafo/Aseese junction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency managed to bring the fire under control by 8:30 am. Traffic in the area is gradually returning to normal, with movement now reaching the Wawa/Arepo section of the expressway.

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TRACE Spokesperson Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed that the incident occurred around 7 am. He provided an update, saying, “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.”

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The situation is being monitored, and more information will be shared as it becomes available.