A tanker carrying diesel has fallen along the popular Lagos bridge, Otedola bridge.
The tanker fell on Monday evening, and emergency responders are currently at the scene.
The road was cordoned off, although two lanes are moving fine beside the tanker.
News of the incident was disclosed via a tweet by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) that read: “Fallen Tanker on Otedola Bridge, emergency responders deployed to scene. Motorists are advised to be patient. Details soon.
“The Fallen Tanker is loaded with diesel, all emergency responders @ the scene of the incident. Road cordoned off for immediate recovery. Motorists are implored ti be patient on this one.
“Location of Fallen Tanker is @ Mobil INW Otedola enroute Berger , it is covering about 10% of the road. Emergency Responders on ground for recovery/ Traffic building up from Conoil U-turn. Two Lanes moving fine beside fallen tanker.”
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"@websuperstar: Heavy traffic building up already around OTEDOLA BRIDGE as a result of the panic by motorists who tried to escape by facing oncoming vehicles to flee from the fallen tanker. @Gidi_Traffic #GIDITRAFFIC pic.twitter.com/5HNEVSYUrf
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