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MANY DIED YESTERDAY IN LAGOS 5 VEHICLES BURNT DOWN DURING FUEL TANKER FIRE

No fewer than 15 people died and about 54 vehicles burnt yesterday during a tanker fire outbreak on Otedola Bridge, a Lagos suburb on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Fifteen people, two of them critically ,were injured as those caught in the fire tried to escape.
The accident occurred at the peak of traffic as workers were returning home around 5pm after the close of work. It led to serious traffic snarl in and out of the state.
Emergency workers had a tough time accessing the scene as a result of the traffic and the crowd that gathered near the scene.
It was learnt that a tanker laden with petrol fell while ascending the bridge, spilling its content and caught fire.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, said: “Nine bodies were recovered and four injured people. Two of the injured were in critical condition. They have all been moved to the hospital.
“We are removing the burnt vehicles from the road in order to ease traffic congestion


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