Four people were feared dead last night in multiple accidents on Otedola Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The accidents caused a gridlock on the ever-busy highway.
Mr Bisi Kazeem, Deputy Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the vehicles involved in the accident include an articulated lorry, a fuel tanker, a truck and at least two saloon cars. “We do not have access to other affected vehicles yet.
“Efforts are still on to shift the truck and the tanker so as to remove the vehicles trapped under them,” Kazeem said.
He said the Lagos-Ibadan half of the expressway was partially blocked by the tanker and the truck.
“All relevant agencies are on ground trying to remove affected vehicles and restore normalcy.
“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is setting up floodlights while men of the fire service are blanketing the area,” Kazeem said.
“We are advising motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic officials at the scene. They should follow the diversion and avoid hopping lanes in order not to compound the congestion,” he said.