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Scores feared dead in Lagos tanker fire


Scores of people are feared dead as a tanker loaded with petrol product burst into flames on a Lagos bridge.

The popular Otedola bridge is on the outskirt of the Lagos metropolis and it is usually busy in late afternoons.


Emergency workers from Lagos state emergency Management Authority and Lagos fire service are reportedly at the scene. A police source said 10 bodies have been recovered.

Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, said: “A crash involving a fallen loaded tanker crash has occurred around Otedola bridge on the outward Lagos section of the expressway. Many vehicles caught fire in the process.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the scene of the inferno.”

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