UPDATE: Two dead, many injured as tankers explode on Kara bridge

Following the explosion at the Kara axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, at least two persons have lost their lives and many injured, report says.

Afrigistbase recalls that the incident was said to have happened after midnight, and a lot of vehicles were on the bridge as a result of the curfew imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.

While giving an update on the incident, Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, said rescue operations have so far found two dead bodies.

Ogungbemide said, “The inferno as a result of the explosion is almost getting to an end. The fire services are still here from Lagos and Ogun states.

“So far, we have been able to move two casualties to the General Hospital Gbagada. One was burnt beyond recognition.

“The accident involved three tankers and one truck. Two of the tankers carrying petrol, another carrying gas, and an articulated truck,” he said.

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