Diesel Tanker Summersaults, Explodes on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway
A tanker laden with diesel exploded on Thursday, at Toyota Bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos.
Firefighters have since arrived at the scene of the incident.
Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority are also on the ground diverting vehicles to alternative routes.
The tanker fell on the road around 9.15 am spilling its content and eventually exploding in front of the Lagos State Fire Service on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
The Federal Fire Service in an update on its official twitter handle shared photos of firefighters at the scene and noted that “the tanker fire situation at Toyota Bus stop, along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos State has been brought under control.”
“The tanker conveying about 40,000 litres of diesel summersaulted and caught fire at Toyota Bus stop, along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos State. Situation is under control.”