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Iyana Ipaja Lagos Fuel Tanker Accident Photos: Petrol Tanker Fell Off Bridge, No Life Lost

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Iyana Ipaja Lagos Fuel Tanker Accident Photos: Petrol Tanker Fell Off Bridge, No Life Lost

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June 2nd, 2015 – Iyana Ipaja Lagos Fuel Tanker Fire Explosion Accident Pictures: Petrol Tanker Fell Off Bridge, Destroyed Over 20 Million Property

Shop owners in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos are still mourning their losses after a fully loaded fuel tanker somersaulted and fell from Ipaja bridge around  2am on Tuesday morning.

Immediately the tanker fell, the smart driver quickly alerted those living in the area who fled the scene for their dear lives before returning in the morning.

Many market women were seen screaming and crying over lost of property worth close to N20 million naira.

Those in the habit of keeping money in their shops also lamented.

Newly elected Governor Ambode who visited the scene this morning promises to impose strict rule on fuel tankers in order to prevent such occurrence.

See photos taken at Iyana Ipaja this morning



  1. Ebony

    June 3, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Humm, it is well ooo

  2. bj

    June 3, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    It is a most unfortunate accident and needs urgent investigation to find out the most probable cause.the rumor is that a police officer was struggling with the driver for control of the steering in order to forcefully stop him, for what ever reasons. Now after the tanker front wheel slipped to the side of the slope the police officer jumped off and entered a patrol vehicle that was following behind. Now they did not stop but sped away and turned at the round about re climbed the bridge heading back to God knows where. Now the driver was said to have tried to alert the residents who were probably too afraid to respond to even find out if the shout was genuine or not. The man it is said afterward simply removed the tanker number plate and fled. Maybe if he was given attention he would have explained more about what caused the accident. This Governor need to institute a small but powerful group that will investigate this accident by tracing the tankers movement backward hopefully from the chassis and engine number of the vehicle and there after the owner. This incident is not limited but quite common with police officers on late night patrol duty. Harrassments at gun point and extortion sometimes resulting in deaths. The Country needs a friendly and committed police force that is able to manage the new moral structure we want to project within and outside. I have only written this assuming the rumor is true. If the driver was drunk or sleepy then the wake up he got from the accident and attempt to wake people up at 1.30 am – 2.00 am midnite was fruitless. The fire was said to have started over thirty minutes after the tanker rolled over and petrol poured on the street and gutter. The fire was ignited over a hundred meters away and happened over thirty minutes after. The time interval could have saved property and fortunatel no life as reported lost.

  3. Finest

    June 3, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    We give all glory to God that no life was lost. It happened at about 2am in the morning. What would we have been saying if it had happened during the day when everyone is up and burstling? When there’s life there’s hope. Those market women and men should thank God that their lives were not lost in that fire. Everything happens for good!

    • Comfort

      November 19, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      Amen. Many live could have been taken suddenly to stand before their maker and give account. I pray the lives spared will look within and make their peace with God and their fellow men.

  4. Peter

    December 19, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    i am so thankful no life was lost..

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