Many killed as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos

Many people were feared killed as a fuel tanker exploded at the Otedola Bridge, Lagos.

So far, ten bodies have been recovered while many others were rushed to the hospitals.


Many travelers were still trapped as at press time while ten bodies have been recovered.

A spokesperson for FRCN, Bisi Kazeem confirmed that ten bodies have been recovered while over 50 vehicles were burnt.


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A Police Source told Cornerstone News that a  truck conveying fuel had a brake failure and hit another vehicle before it went up in flames. The fire affected other vehicles.

A  Police officer said:” Many people died, many injured and many are still trapped in the inferno. We can’t say the casualty figure now until we take stock. I saw some charred remains in some vehicles.T he charred bodies are not among the ten bodies that were recovered. It is difficult to say how many people that died.

“We advise motorists to avoid the place for the main time while families are advised to report to the nearest police stations about their missing ones. Those whose relatives traveled to Lagos from outside the state should call them to know their whereabouts

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