- The ever-busy Abuja-Keffi Expressway witnessed an accident on Saturday night
- According to the report, a tanker driver crashed into some vehicles after losing control of the vehicle
- There was heavy gridlock after the accident as road safety officials tried to manage the situation
Several persons were feared to have lost their lives after a petrol tanker rammed into some vehicles along the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi Nasarawa expressway on Saturday, March 6.
The Cable reports that the unfortunate incident happened at about 10pm.
The tanker reportedly went out of the driver’s control before colliding with the vehicles.
Though it remains clear if the tanker exploded, it was gathered that a few of the vehicles plying the busy route caught fire after the collision.
A video of the scene showed residents lamenting the development which caused a gridlock along the route.
According to the AIT report, the petrol tanker crashed into three other vehicles.
Road safety officials were said to have arrived on the scene as they struggled to manage the traffic gridlock created as a result of the accident.
Tanker explosion in Ogun state
This Abuja accident happened some hours after a petrol tanker exploded along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun state.
According to sources, the fire started at about 6:45am while the firefighters were immediately contacted, and they arrived at the scene at about 7:23am.
No injury or death was recorded as a result of the incident, Channels TV reports.
Another explosion in Lagos
Following the incident, the state government closed the road. It said the decision was carried out in order to conduct integrity tests on the bridge to determine if it is safe for vehicular traffic.
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