Fresh Accident Occurs On Otedola Bridge

Fire on Otedola Bridge put Out | BellaNaija

"Nine people are dead and four injured are in hospital", said Tiamiyu.

A Twitter user, who witnessed the fire outbreak caused by a petrol tanker on Otedola bridge in Lagos, which killed several people and burnt cars as well, has narrated why people died in the accident.

Petrol tanker fires are not uncommon on Nigeria's roads, which are often in disrepair and where vehicles are frequently old and badly maintained.

The incident on Thursday occurred at about 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT) on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, one of the main motorways into the city.

The tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday evening on Otedola Bridge, inward Ojodu Berger area of the State has called for reaction.

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The stricken tanker in Thursday's crash was carrying 33,000 litres (8,700 United States gallons) of petrol at the time.

Blocks are often put behind the wheels of ageing, rusting trucks when they are stationary in traffic.

The commissioner said that Governor Ambode has directed all relevant agencies to move into the area to normalise the apprehension that had taken over the area and to also ensure that those in need are adequately taken care of.

Yesterday, afuel-laden tanker exploded along the same bridge after its brake was said to have failed. The statement added that the state government was clearing damaged vehicles from the road. Petrol then began pouring from the tanker and a fire erupted.

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