The unforeseen scenario that turns out to be dastardly that occurred through a petrol-laden tanker that burst into flames at the otedola bridge, some few kilometres from ojodu Berger has claimed nine lives so far, even though some eyewitness express worry the death toll could be worse
The inferno is said to have destroyed dozens of cars in the blaze
Police sources told urban Express news-online reporter that the said tanker had it route origin from Lagos heading toward Ibadan expressway, fell on the bridge igniting dangerous sparks engulfing cars and people on its path.
Meanwhile Lagos police spokesman, chike Oti in a statement said after it received a distress call that a tanker laden with fuel was on fire, said the command quickly alerted the fire service department about the incident with the understanding that it was able to mobiles its personnel’s and other police division proximal to the scene of the accident in other that the degree of accidents is mitigated.
“When the fire was eventually put under control, 54 vehicles were affected, 9 bodies burnt” chike Oti added.
Nigerians on social media platform have been showing concern in whichever way they could in sending sympathy message to those involved.
@Bukky on twitter said, “My heart goes to those involved in this inferno, this is unfortunate”
The Lagos state government on its parts has commiserated with families of victims, a statement signed by the commissioner of information and strategy Kehinde Bamigbetan describe the incident as sad, most unfortunate and regrettable
His word: “On behalf of the Lagos State Government, we extend our deepest commiseration to the families of persons who lost their lives as well as property to the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of pain and grief.
“As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure the safety of life and property of all residents.”
Bamigbetan disclosed that Governor Ambode directed all relevant agencies to move into the area to normalize the situation and ensure persons in need are adequately cared for.
The governor noted that efforts to clear the highway of damaged vehicles and re-establish normal traffic flow would continue throughout the night.