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28 Jun 2018

UPDATE: Almost 50 People Dead In Lagos Fuel Tanker Fire (Video, Photos)

A fuel tanker caught fire on Otedola Bridge outward Lagos on Thursday evening, with many vehicles trapped in the growing fire.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Lagos Fire Service have been mobilised, reports the rapid Response Squad via its Twitter handle, @rrslagos767.

The RRS said its men were “on ground to manage the situation.”

LASEMA officials and other government agents were seen with body bags, confirming fears that many road users may have died in the incident.

The fire was brought under control about an hour after the outbreak, as men of the Lagos State Fire Service tackled it.
The fire involved a fuel tanker and about 30 vehicles.

The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the story, even as it warned road users to avoid the scene of the inferno.

As of the time of filing this report, tens of vehicles were caught in the inferno, and many are feared dead.

Reports add that the traffic backlog as a result of the explosion extends as far back as the Third Mainland Bridge, backing up to the UNILAG water-front.

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