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29 Jun 2018

Otedola Bridge: Survivor speaks on tanker explosion (video)

A survivor of the Lagos tanker explosion has narrated what led to the fire accident that happened at Otedola Bridge, which resulted in the death of nine people and destruction of 54 vehicles.

247 Nigeria News Update reported that no fewer than 9 people were killed in the fuel tanker mishap.

The man whose identity was not disclosed, speaking to newsmen at the scene of the accident, said the tanker fell while it was trying to reverse.

According to him, he was able to escape after he saw the tanker had fallen.

He said “I saw a tanker reversing in my front, immediately it came back it hit a bar and fell.

“Immediately the tanker fell I removed my keys from the car and ran out.

“I saw fuel spilling close to me and raised alarm to others around, that was how I escaped.

“The next minute there was an explosion.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Road safety Corps, FRSC, in a statement on its official Twitter handle confirmed that 54 vehicles were burnt to ashes.

They called on motorists to take alternative routes.

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