53 cars burnt, 9 bodies burnt beyond recognition in the otedola bridge tanker explosion
At least 30 cars were burnt yesterday when a fuel tanker exploded along Otedola bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway this evening.
Some sources say the cars affected were over 50. Lives were also lost. 9 bodies burnt beyond recognition.
The Lagos commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, confirmed the news, says nine persons were burnt beyond recognition in the petrol tanker explosion that occurred at Otedola bridge in Lagos this evening.
Videos shared online shows the extent of the damage done by the explosion. The huge plume of black smoke can be seen rising into the sky as the fire raged along the expressway.