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Twin Tanker Explosion Forces Closure Of Sagamu Interchange Bridge

A photograph mixture of scenes from the incident.

 

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday introduced the closure of the Sagamu Interchange Bridge within the south-western a part of the nation.

An announcement signed by the Public Education Officer of the (FRSC) Ogun State Sector Command, Florence Okpe, defined that the choice was a results of the dual tanker explosion that occurred below the bridge on Christmas Day.

Florence, a Route Commander, disclosed that specialists from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing have been invited to look at the bridge after the incident.

She famous that it was suggested that the bridge be closed quickly to keep away from any preventable tragedy, because it was declared unfit with out restore.

“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

“Based on their professional advice that the fire has destroyed the integrity of the bridge and may not be safe for motorisation till reinforced, the FRSC Ogun State Command is notifying members of the public to avoid the use of the bridge till it is reinforced,” the assertion mentioned.

Two tankers conveying petroleum merchandise have been mentioned to have crashed into one another on the outward part of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Both automobiles, thereafter, went up in flames as a result of impression of the crash however no casualty was recorded.

In his response, the Sector Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele, urged motorists to cooperate with the FRSC and the safety businesses that might implement the short-term closure of the bridge.

He, nevertheless, pressured that the enforcement train would solely final till the bridge was repaired and reopened to motorists to be used.

Oladele suggested travellers approaching the Sagamu Interchange Bridge from the East through Ijebu-Ode to detour proper in the back of the FRSC Emergency Roadside Clinic at Sagamu to attach the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway resulting in Ogere.

“They can then make a U-turn before Ogere town and continue their journey to Lagos

“Vehicles coming from Abeokuta leading to the Eastern part of Nigeria via Ijebu Ode should avoid the Sagamu Interchange Bridge and turn right immediately after Nestle Company PLC to proceed to the Expressway leading to Lagos and they can then make a U-turn after Kara-Sagamu after the Julius Berger Yard, Sagamu to reconnect the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode-Ore-Benin Expressway,” the assertion added.

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