Fresh accident on Otedola bridge

Fresh accident on Otedola bridge

Otedola Bridge: Nigeria on Friday faced calls for improved road and vehicle safety after nine people were killed when a petrol tanker with failed brakes crashed and exploded, engulfing dozens of vehicles in the Lagos rush hour.

The fire had spread to the vehicles caught up in the usual evening traffic on the bridge.

According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles also got burnt. Efforts are now on going to contain the raging fire while all the emergency responders are on the ground to manage the huge disaster scene.

There has been another accident on the Michael Otedola Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. "My vehicle has been consumed in the fire I am happy I am alive".

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Bystanders look at the scene of an oil tanker explosion on a highway in Lagos, Nigeria killing nine people in a huge blaze. Government spokesman Kehinde Bamigbetan said it was time "to find ways of ensuring that tankers are driven by drivers who have more responsibility".

The police revealed that the buses have been removed from the scene and injured passengers have been taken to the hospital.

He also urged motorists to continue to adhere to the safety standard and the state traffic laws so as to prevent a re-occurrence of such incidents.

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