Fallen tanker causes 16hr Traffic in Lagos

Rescue workers trying to seal the cover of the tanker loaded with fuel, which fell at Berger Bridge, in Lagos, on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Vehicular traffic came to a standstill for  16 hours on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, cutting short the trips of Eider-Kabir holiday makers and other travelers.
The traffic logjam caused by an accident involving a 30,000 liter petrol tanker snowballed into frustrating spillover effect for road users across other parts of Lagos metropolis, while government agencies battled to evacuate it.
The petrol tanker was leaving Lagos for Ogun State at about 12 am on Friday when it ran into a pothole by New Garage, Berger. Consequently, the tanker ran into the road divider and eventually fell on its side blocking the expressway. The impact of the fall caused the tanker to detach its head from the body.

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