Saturday, 7 November 2020

Breaking : FRSC Confirms Two Dead , 28 Vehicles Burnt At Kara Bridge Lagos ( Pictures)

 


A Daf tanker loaded with PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) exploded at World Oil Filling Station after Kara Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway outward Lagos.

The explosion which occured at 0017hrs on Saturday 7th November, 2020 happened when the tanker fell and immediately went into flame with the fire following the trail of the spilled PMS at affected other 28 parked vehicles close to the scene.

However the rescue teams of FRSC and the Lagos Fire service were prevented from getting to the scene of the crash by some hoodlums who were with dangerous weapons but later reconvene after security beef up at the  scene.

At the scene two dead bodies burnt beyond recognition were recovered (the tanker driver and his assistance).

Th rescue team was led personally by the Sector Commander Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide.



The debris is now being removed from the scene by FRSC heavy duty tow truck and that of Julius Berger.

The road is now opened for movement but FRSC men are on ground controlling traffic.

Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

The Sector Commander also enjoined all motorists to always obey all traffic rules and regulations by driving safe and staying safe at all times.


Signed 

Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi

FRSC Public Education Officer

Lagos Sector Command


Update


KARA TANKER EXPLOSION: FRSC CORPS MARSHAL COMMITS TO ENDING TANKER CRASHES IN NIGERIA AS FRSC ISSUES TRAFFIC ADVISORY TO MOTORISTS


The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has described as unfortunate but avoidable, the fatal crash that occurred today Saturday 7 November, 2020 at Kara bridge on the outward Lagos lane of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway , stating that frantic efforts are already in place to put an end to tanker explosions.


In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal said this after receiving reports of the fatal crash. He stated that the fatal road traffic crash involved a single Tanker fully ladened with PMS. that the crash investigation carried out by a team of FRSC personnel deployed for rescue operations, revealed that the driver lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tanker to fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.


From the crash investigation report submitted, a total of 2 male adults were killed and burnt beyond recognition, while a wanton destruction of properties occasioned by the fire also left 29 vehicles parked by the road side burnt down completely.


Oyeyemi also lamented the actions of hoodlums who prevented the combined rescue teams of the Federal Fire Service and FRSC from approaching the scene of the crash.


 According to him, "when our personnel got to the scene, they met teams of Lagos State Fire Service who advised our men against approaching the scene of the crash. The fire fighters said they were equally deployed to the scene for same reason but on arrival, they were chased back by some hoodlums, carrying dangerous weapons". Both teams had to run to the Isheri Division of Nigeria Police for security cover.


The Corps Marshal also maintained that the Corps is seriously engaging critical stakeholders and making frantic efforts to find lasting solution to tanker explosions on the road  .                                  . He called on the Governments at all levels to expedite action towards working out modalities that will support and hasten existing efforts towards fleet renewal as most of the articulated vehicles are aged while  efforts  are  on to enforce  compulsory use of safety valves  to prevent spillage after falls of tankers. 



On the present state of traffic on the road, the Corps wishes to inform the general public that there is no need for panic as the crashed vehicles have been successfully removed from the road and all Obstructions cleared with the road now opened to use. As such, road users already on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway or intending users who have not explored alternative roads should please exercise caution and drive safe; avoid  speeding, road rage and ultimately, avoid driving against the flow of traffic. FRSC wishes us safe journey to our various destinations.


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