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June 21 Tanker Explosion: FG to close Kara-Berger bridge

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Following last Sunday’s multiple tanker explosion on Kara-Berger bridge at Ogun-Lagos boundary, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has announced the closure of the bridge.

The ministry said the bridge which will be closed to traffic from today (Friday) to Sunday, is to enable its engineers to conduct integrity test on it after it was damaged by the fire which lasted several hours.

The Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr K.Y. Ibrahim, announced this in a letter addressed to the Lagos State Government and signed by him.

He solicited the support of the state government and its agencies to help control the usually heavy traffic on the Lagos-lbadan Expressway during the exercise.

Ibrahim said: “The contractor handling that section of the expressway requested that the bridge be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s serviceability state after the fire incident.

“We now request the support of the Lagos State Government in terms of handling the expected high traffic volume that may be generated along the axis during the work.

 “And also to help evacuate the wreckage of the accident still on site,” he said.

PerSecondnews recalls that the accident which involved four petrol tankers, claimed two lives.

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