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Otedola Bridge Tanker Fire: Lagos To Prosecute Tanker Owner, Driver

The Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal has said that the government will prosecute the tanker owner and driver over the recent Lagos tanker fire which claimed 12 lives and left 54 vehicles burnt. He made this known at a briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday. Edgal, who briefed reporters after the Security Council Meeting chaired by […]
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Otedola Bridge Tanker Explosion: Death Toll Rises To 12

The death toll from the tanker explosion which occurred at the Otedola bridge in Lagos last week Thursday has risen to 12. This new information was made public yesterday, July 2nd by the State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, while addressing newsmen. Idris said 10 bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident as […]
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Otedola Bridge Tanker Explosion: “It Was Like War” – Survivors

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Following the tragic tanker explosion that took place on Otedola bridge in Lagos on Thursday afternoon, some of the victims have spoken out about their experiences. A 41-year-old whose commercial bus was directly behind the ill-fated tanker, the moment brought a glimpse of perhaps what the end of the world would look like. In a […]
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Lagos Tanker Fire: VP Osinbajo And Gov. Aregbesola Pay Condolence Visit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Aregbesola of Osun State today paid a commiseration visit to Lagos State Government over the Otedola Bridge Tanker Explosion at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. They were both received at the Lagos house by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
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Lagos tanker explosion: Smell of burnt human flesh filled the air – Reporter’s account

Lagos tanker explosion: Smell of burnt human flesh filled the air – Reporter’s account

Stanley Ogidi At about 5:30pm on Thursday when I approached a popular petrol station along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, I heard several loud explosions on Otedola Bridge. This was accompanied by several balls of fire and thick black smoke rising to the sky.  I was in company with two of my colleagues (Kemi Lanre-Aremu and Joy […] …

PHOTOS: Ambode visits scene of tanker explosion on Otedola bridge

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday evening visited the scene of the tanker explosion which occurred on Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, describing the incident as sad and unfortunate. The incident, which occurred at 5 pm, was said to have left over 50 vehicles burnt and nine people dead. Ambode, […] …

Otedola bridge fire, one of Nigeria’s greatest tragedies – Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has described the fuel tanker fire experienced in Lagos on Thursday evening as one of the greatest tragedies witnessed in the country in recent times. Buhari states this in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The President expressed […] …

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