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Heavy gridlock as tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway



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There is heavy gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as a fuel-laden tanker exploded at the Kara axis of road on Sunday morning.

Details of the incident are still sketchy but a witness said the fire started after a loud bang.

On social media, some residents of Magodo, Berger, and Ojodu narrated how they could see billow of smoke from afar.

Firefighters have been battling to put out the inferno. At 2:01am, the Federal Fire Service pleaded that there should be no vehicular movement around the area.

“Kara Bridge Fire, men of the Federal Fire Service are already at the scene. Please vehicular movements should be halted around the area,” the tweet read.

More to come…