Oil tanker catches fire on Otedola Bridge

Oil tanker catches fire on Otedola Bridge


An oil tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA-900XR, on Saturday caught fire on Otedola Bridge.

The Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)’s Public Affairs Officer, Nusa Okunbor; disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Lagos.

Meanwhile, he disclosed that investigations revealed that the tanker experienced burst tyres while in motion.

”The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion. This led to an outbreak of fire due to  heat generated by the motion.


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“Fire rescuers have put off the fire. No casualty or injury was recorded.”

Further, Okunbor affirmed that; “The Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent occurrence of a secondary accident; as frantic efforts were made to plug oil leaks.”

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