UPDATE: One injured, six vehicles burnt in another Otedola Bridge mishap
Six vehicles reportedly burnt and at least one person sustained injuries on Saturday morning following an accident which occurred on Otedola Bridge, Lagos.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the accident happened between two low belt trucks around 2 am but a fire ensued when a 45,000 litre tanker carrying diesel rammed into the accident scene.
Sources revealed that seven vehicles that were also on the bridge at bridge time gutted fire but rescuers were able to salvage one.
According to the Nation, while all drivers of the affected vehicles fled to safety before the fire outbreak, the motorboy of the diesel tanker who was caught up in the fire, sustained some injuries before he was rescued.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Fire Service said it was able to save the tanker from exploding directly opposite the Otedola Estate Main Gate.
The agency’s acting Controller, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye said they received a call about the fire around 2:15 am and immediately took steps to contain the situation.
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