Otedola Bridge Explosion: NNPC commiserates with victims, Lagos State


The Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) has commiserated with the Government and people of Lagos State and especially the victims over the unfortunate tanker explosion, which occurred on the Otedola Bridge in Lagos, in the early hours of Saturday.

According to reports, the incident occurred when a container truck loaded with fabric experienced a brake failure and collided with a 33,000ltrs fuel tanker loaded with Premium motor spirit (PMS), belonging to a downstream operator, the impact of which resulted in the fire outbreak.

A press release by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, stated that while the Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, commiserated with the victims, the Lagos State Government and Lagosians in general, he felt particularly sad about the reccurrence of these events, which could have been avoided.

The GMD admonished motorists and downstream operators to continue to ensure strict adherence to safety rules and regulations “in order to avoid these unfortunate incidents that always lead to loss of lives and property.”

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