‘Nine killed, 54 vehicles’ burnt in Lagos tanker fire

Fire on Otedola Bridge put Out | BellaNaija

Motorists that spoke with LEADERSHIP said such accidents have become rampant on the Otedola Bridge axis of the Lagos -Ibadan expressway, urging the Federal and Lagos State Government to do something about the sloppiness of the bridge.

Nine people were killed and 53 vehicles got burnt when an oil tanker caught fire in Nigeria's largest city Lagos on Thursday, Reuters reported.

According to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), two vehicles, a commercial bus and a Toyota Hiace colluded inward Lagos, opposite the scene of Thursday's accident.

The statement says fire, police and other authorities are on the scene amid efforts to clear the road of the destroyed vehicles.

Below is a footage of what happened moments before the incident.

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

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

Bolarinwa Dolarinwa Mufutau, a roadside mechanic, said he had just finished repairing a auto when he saw the tanker rolling back on the road.

He said the cause of the accident was brake failure. Petrol then began pouring from the tanker and a fire erupted.

Related News:

Most liked

Marco Reus delivers honest opinion on Arsenal star Mesut Ozil
German fans got a massive jolt when their team failed to qualify for the knock out stage of the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. South Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance of advancing from the group stage.

‘Pressure mounting’ on Lakers to trade for Kawhi Leonard
Those comments came after Irving publicly didn't rule out playing alongside James once again at some point in his career. James hasn't ruled out a return to Cleveland, but his chances of staying with a reshaped and upgraded roster are murky.

French Grand Prix: Hamilton extends championship lead after first lap chaos
Verstappen and Raikkonen joined Hamilton on the podium, Vettel recovered from a first lap incident with Bottas to finish fifth. Hamilton ahead of team-mate Bottas and issued 75-th pole in his career and the first for 10 years in France.

Sweden's Janne Andersson: Only 'emotionally dead' could have resisted Germany provocation
If South Korea beat the four-time world champions, and Sweden lose to Mexico, the South Koreans could make it to the Round of 16. Werner added: "They have very quick players, Sweden were more about power and size, whereas South Korea are smaller but pacey".