THE LAGOS STATE EMERGENCY Management Agency, LASEMA, and the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC have confirmed nine people dead and 54 vehicles burnt in the aftermath of the fuel tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge, inward Berger area of Lagos on Thursday evening.
General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said that the tanker fell around 5:53pm and exploded, while vehicle behind it were caught in the fire.
He said nine people were burnt beyond recognition while four others were rescued, with two in critical condition and two others with minor injuries.
According to him, 53 vehicles were consumed in the inferno, describing the incident as a sad one.
Tiamiyu added that officials of LASTMA, FRSC, LASEMA, Police, fire services, among others were still at the scene trying to evacuate the remains of the tanker and vehicles and free the road for vehicular movement.
SEE THE DETAILS AS RELEASED BY FRSC
Time of crash :1730hrs
Time of Response :1740hrs
Report time :10 minutes
Route :LA/IB(Otedola,outward Lagos
No. of pple invl:
No. Killed 9 as the time of filling the report
No of vehicles involved :54(1 tanker, 5 buses, 2 trucks, 1 tricycle, 45 cars
No. Injured : 4
Reg no:not acertain as all the vehicles are burnt
Causes :break failure from laden fuel tanker
Action Taken :Joint rescue operation involving FRSC, Lasema, NPF, RRS, NSCDC, Lagos State Fire service, LASTMA
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