October 17, 2020.
- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has commiserated with the Lagos State Government and victims of the tanker explosion which occurred on the Otedola Bridge in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Malam Mele Kyari, in a statement signed and issued by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, unveil that he felt particularly sad about the re-occurrence of these events.
Mr Malam Mele Kyari said the incidents could have been avoided.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred when a container truck loaded with fabric experienced brakes failure and collided with a 33,000 litres fuel tanker loaded with Premium motor spirit (PMS), belonging to a downstream operator.
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Upon the crash, there was fire outbreak which led to the explosion which was later extinguished by officers of the Lagos State Fire Service.
No fatality was, however, recorded in the in incidence.
Kyari admonished motorists and downstream operators to continue to ensure strict adherence to safety rules and regulations in order to avoid these unfortunate incidents that always lead to loss of lives and property.