Evacuation Almost Done On Otedola Bridge After Fuel Tanker Explosion In Lagos (Photos)

Date: 29-06-2018 4:12 pm (2 years ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Yesterday, havoc befell motorists on Otedola bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where at least 9 people were killed and over 50 vehicles burnt after a fuel tanker caused an explosion in the area. The tanker which was loaded with PMS, had a brake failure while trying to overtake a vehicle before crashing and exploding in the process.
Unfortunately 9 bodies were confirmed dead and recovered from the scene (8 adults and 1 minor) and 4 persons sustain various degrees of injuries and taken to the hospital. A total number of 54 vehicles were completely burnt as a result of the inferno.
Emergency management workers were said to have been mobilised to the scene to rescue commuters trapped in the accident.
Emergency responders who worked all night are currently removing the tanker from the road ready for opening up to vehicles. All the carcass of cars have been moved away to another location.
GLtrends learnt that some motorists, who made a U-turn and attempted to flee the scene of the incident, crashed into other vehicles.
Lives were reportedly lost in the secondary accident that resulted from the confusion caused by the fallen tanker.



Posted: at 29-06-2018 04:12 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
- waffibabe at 29-06-2018 06:55 PM (2 years ago)
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Life goes on
Posted: at 29-06-2018 06:55 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- abrakata at 29-06-2018 07:07 PM (2 years ago)
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I am now asking what the Lagos state government is going to do about that the people that lost their cars n d dead. It's not that those who tried to turn did not know the impending disaster but it might be that the car, bus or van was the only means by which they used to feed on so they rather died with it than stand to see it burn to ashes  Rip.
Posted: at 29-06-2018 07:07 PM (2 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kacylee at 29-06-2018 07:52 PM (2 years ago)
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What a loss

Posted: at 29-06-2018 07:52 PM (2 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- crocatum at 29-06-2018 08:39 PM (2 years ago)
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human life has low value, back in the hood, hehe
Posted: at 29-06-2018 08:39 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- slimber at 29-06-2018 09:39 PM (2 years ago)
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Imagine see country
Posted: at 29-06-2018 09:39 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 30-06-2018 01:29 AM (2 years ago)
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So sad that lagos ibadan express way theres always accident on that road
Posted: at 30-06-2018 01:29 AM (2 years ago) | Hero
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