Sagamu Interchange Bridge closed over two tanker explosions in Ogun state

Sagamu Interchange Bridge closed over two tanker explosions in Ogun state

- The FRSC Ogun command closes the Sagamu Interchange Bridge in the south-western part of the country

- Florence Okpe, the spokesperson for the command says the decision followed twin tanker explosions which occurred under the bridge on December 25

- The FRSC notes that the closure was based on the advice given by engineers of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing about the safety of the bridge

The Sagamu Interchange Bridge in the south-western part of the country has been closed due to two tanker explosions that reportedly occurred under the bridge.

The Ogun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday, December 26, stated that the decision followed twin tanker explosions which occurred on December 25, Channels TV reports.

Sagamu Interchange Bridge closed as two tankers explode in Ogun state

The petroleum tankers were said to have crashed into each other on the outward section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, credits: New telegraph
Source: UGC

The spokesperson for the command, Florence Okpe, explained that experts from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing were invited to examine the bridge after the incident.

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Due to the damages done by the two petroleum tankers that crashed underneath the Sagamu Interchange Bridge in Sagamu, Ogun State, on Wednesday 25 December 2019, the FRSC invited Engineers of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to assess the continuous usage of the Bridge due to the intensity of the fire outbreak that damaged sections of the Bridge," Okpe said.

She stated that the FRSC closed the bridge after engineers of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing noted that the fire destroyed the integrity of the bridge and may not be safe for vehicles.

Two tankers conveying petroleum products were said to have crashed into each other on the outward section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Both vehicles, thereafter, went up in flames due to the impact of the crash but no casualty was recorded.

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Meanwhile, Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that traffic light violations by motorists will attract a fine of N50,000.

According to him, this will begin next year. Going further, he lamented that the offence was taking a worrisome dimension, Vanguard reports.

Oyeyemi disclosed this while speaking at the first ‘ember month stakeholders forum’ organised by the FRSC.

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