Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has described the tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, as sad and unfortunate. Ambode, who visited the scene last night, particularly commiserated with the families of the victims and those who lost their property to the incident.
The incident, which occurred yesterday evening, left about 54 vehicles burnt, with at least nine people dead and an unspecified number sustaining various degrees of injuries.
Addressing newsmen at the scene after assessing the situation, Ambode directed the emergency response teams and other relevant government agencies to ensure the immediate removal of all the burnt vehicles from the road so as to open up the road for normal traffic.
He commended all the agencies saying the government had invested in some of the infrastructure and equipment for emergency. While commending the people for their patience, the governor assured that the State Government will continue to put measures in place to mitigate such incidents in future. He also advised residents to always give access to emergency response trams during such incidents.