Nine dead, 54 vehicles burnt in Nigeria bridge explosion

Over 50 cars destroyed in horrific gas tanker explosion on Nigerian expressway (VIDEOS)

Adesina Tiamiyu, said: "Nine bodies were recovered and four injured people".

Another tragic incident has occurred barely 24 hours after the fuel tanker accident that claimed several lives on Otedola bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

According to the video below, the incident happened yesterday, June 28, on the Otedola Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria. The blaze set 53 other vehicles on fire and killed at least nine people, local emergency services report.

The stricken tanker in Thursday's crash was carrying 33,000 litres of petrol at the time. Motorists caught up in the chaos also questioned why fully-laden tankers were allowed on the road at peak periods. "The buses have been moved from obstruction while wounded passengers hospitalised", RRS said.

The Lagos state government has commiserated with families of victims of the explosion. The governor assured that clearing of the highway of damaged vehicles to establish normal traffic flow would continue throughout the night until the objective is achieved.

He said the cause of the accident was brake failure. "I saw the motor boy (assistant) trying to put a wedge to stop the tanker from rolling back", he told AFP news agency. Petrol then began pouring from the tanker and a fire erupted.

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