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As Lagosians were trying to get over the Thursday's fatal tanker fire accident on Otedola Bridge, another automobile accident occurred on the same bridge on Friday morning.

"We are removing the burnt vehicles from the road in order to ease traffic congestion".

As at the time of filing this report, the total number of vehicles caught in the huge inferno was yet to be ascertained just as the number occupants in them.

"As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure safety of lives and property of all residents".

The governor assured that clearing of the highway of damaged vehicles to establish normal traffic flow would continue throughout the night until the objective is achieved. He called for the co-operation of all citizens with the officials of the agencies to restore the situation to normalcy.




ADP noted that it was too risky for highly inflammable substances such as PMS and liquefied gas to be transported with other road users at the same time, calling on the state government to come up with a timetable for movement of petroleum products and other heavy-duty trucks capable of causing a frequent road accident. Mudashiru Obasa also commiserated with the families of victims.

He described it as "a sad development and I share the feeling of those who lost their loved ones in this incident". A representative from the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) told the BBC that the tanker lost control as it approached a bridge, and ended up falling on its side. There were four other serious injuries.

54 vehicles and one tricycle were also said to have been burnt in the incident according to the state emergency management authority.

The crash happened at about 5:30 pm (1630 GMT) on Thursday on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, one of the main routes out of the city.

"The Agency's LASEMA Response Team, men of Lagos State Fire Service, LRU fire, LSNC, NSCDC, FRSC, LASAMBUS, LASTMA, SEHMU, LSPWC and Nigeria Police Force from Alausa and Isheri Division were the responders at the scene".


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