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Tanker explosion has occured on Magboro bridge on the outward Lagos section of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. The explosion, which occurred at about 4.15am today, has caused traffic gridlock on the road.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised the general public on the need to adequately plan their trips today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway due to heavy gridlock that may arise as a result of tanker explosion at the corridor.

The Corridor Commander, DCC Kehinde G Hamzat, who broke the news said the advise is highly imperative to enable road users plan their trips and as well look for alternative route that could guaranteed their safety.

“A tanker explosion on Magboro bridge on the outward Lagos section of the expressway which occurred at about 0415hrs (4.15am) in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 has called for the need to adjust ones movement for the day.

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“The fire is still burning as at 0520hrs (5:20) and this means a total standstill situation of vehicular movement along the expresway. Relentless efforts are still being made to extinguish the fire by men of Fire Service backed up by men of other agencies around the scene of the inferno.

“We therefore advise the general public to have an adequate planning for their trips for those who cannot cancel their planned journeys. We also advise that travellers who are bound to transit in and out of Lagos from the neighbouring state to explore alternative routes where necessary.

“All hands on deck to ensure that the situation is professionally managed and the road returned to proper use for the public.

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