Lagos inferno: Truck driver escapes as more videos, photos hit social media

29 June, 2018, 17:51 | Author: Carlos George
  • Over 50 cars destroyed in horrific gas tanker explosion on Nigerian expressway (VIDEOS)

Pic.30. Ball of fire and smoke bellow from tankers explosion on Otedola Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday (28/6/18). Fifty-four vehicles were gutted.

He said this was necessary so as to open up the road for normal traffic.

The buses have also been removed from the road. Petrol then began pouring from the tanker and a fire erupted.

Motorists that spoke with LEADERSHIP said such accidents have become rampant on the Otedola Bridge axis of the Lagos -Ibadan expressway, urging the Federal and Lagos State Government to do something about the sloppiness of the bridge.

Lagos state police spokesman Chike Oti was quoted in local media as saying drivers of tankers and articulated lorries had been warned to "put in all necessary safety checks". 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.

"People don't keep their vehicles in good condition".

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Before and after jumping out of the vehicle, the driver was said to have waved frantically to vehicles behind him to make room for the tanker as it was rolling back.

He said the cause of the accident was brake failure.

"But the truck ran over the wedge backwards and immediately there was a bang".

Another commuter, Micheal Simon, whose auto was razed, said: "I am happy I didn't die while trying to escape from the scene".

"Save yourself and save cars later, fire and electricity are like the same".

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