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BREAKING: Tanker explodes on Otedola bridge, many killed, vehicles burnt

A fuel tanker caught fire on Otedola Bridge outward Lagos on Thursday evening.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Lagos Fire Service have been mobilised , reports the rapid Response Squad via its Twitter handle , @ rrslagos767 . The RRS said its men were “ on ground to manage the situation. ”

The fire has reportedly been brought under control as men of the Lagos State Fire Service are at the scene of the fire accident. The fire involved a fuel tanker and about 30 vehicles .

The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the story, even as it warned road users to avoid the scene of the inferno .

As of the time of filing this report , tens of vehicles were caught in the inferno , and many feared dead . See the video , posted by @ trafficbutter : currently at berger lagos