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".

Gareth Southgate: ‘Let Germany defeat be a warning for England’
The last time this "golden generation" of Red Devils thought they had a soft draw they blew it, coach Roberto Martínez said.

Oil dips on OPEC output increase
As a backdrop to the talks, US President Donald Trump had pressured OPEC via social media to "increase output substantially". That's a signal that exports from the Islamic Republic may fall much further, more quickly than expected.

Winning trumps style for Portugal at World Cup, says Cedric
A schedule of friendly matches are in the pipeline before the Asian Cup, to be held in the UAE from January 5 to February 1. As we have been doing since the tournament commenced, you can trust us to bring you live updates of all the games.

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".



England v Belgium in weird match
They will get an extra day to prepare because, if they had won the group, they would have gone to Rostov to face Japan on Monday. There has even been some talk that England might have an easier route at the World Cup if they lose in Kaliningrad.

Five killed, more injured in US newspaper shooting
Anne Arundel County Acting Chief William Krampf said that the gunman's intention was to cause harm and it was "targeted shooting". According to police, first shots were reported at 2:40pm after the shooter entered the Capital Gazette building.

Germany eliminated after South Korea loss
This really hasn't been South Korea's World Cup so far, with the team having struggled for goals, netting just once in their two games.

Dead body found inside freezer at Braves' stadium
A co-worker made the grisly discovery hours before the first pitch at the Braves home game Tuesday afternoon at SunTrust Park. The spokeswoman, Officer Sarah O'Hara, says police are still investigating and she could not say if foul play is suspected.

Serena Williams gets seeded at Wimbledon, one spot behind Maria Sharapova!
Tennis Association President Caroline Katrina Adams were also among those who voiced support for Williams. Due to this decision, Serena Williams will not face a seeded player until the third round.

Body found inside a beer cooler at Atlanta Braves ballpark
On Wednesday, police identified the man as Todd Keeling, a 48-year-old from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Police said they responded to the stadium around 3:30 investigate after receiving a 911.

Merkel still seeking European solution on migration: spokesman
Lifeline is reached by a Libyan Coast Guard boat after rescuing migrants from a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. And the Libyan navy said five people died and almost 200 were rescued off its coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Swedes punish Mexico but both go through without Germany
For Granqvist it was his second goal from the spot in the tournament, after he also scored on a penalty kick against South Korea . Claesson's mis-hit shot spun up and fell kindly for Augustinsson, who fired across Ochoa into the left corner of the net.

President Trump bashes Harley-Davidson over production move, tweets 'We won't forget'
Rising trade tensions and retaliatory tariffs could pose serious risks for Harley-Davidson, rating agency Moody's said on Tuesday. He said the company has been working with Twitter to see if the tweets could be removed and to figure out where they originated.

LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers — Rival GM
Aldridge becomes even more expendable if the Spurs were to trade for a young building block like Brandon Ingram or Markelle Fultz. If the Spurs aren't willing to trade Leonard within the Western Conference, Kawhi may have to get creative with his preferences.