20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles burnt to ashes on Wednesday afternoon after a tanker transporting petrol spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State.

Fire fighters arrived the accident scene 30 minutes later but were unable to do much due to shortage of water.

Mr Olufemi Popoola, a witness, who spoke with newsmen said that the tanker, was coming from Apple Junction to FESTAC Tow. Upon ascending the link bridge, it rolled back and fell with the tank separating from the body and resulting in an explosion. Some residents tried putting out the fire, all to no avail.

The raging fire then spread affecting nearby vehicles , forcing their occupants to run, abandoning them.


“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some. “Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge all burnt,’’ he told newsmen.

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