No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were, on Wednesday afternoon, burnt at Festac Link bridge in Amuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State.
The accident occurred around noon as a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge.
It was gathered that fire fighters arrived at the scene later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.
A witness, Mr. Olufemi Popoola, told Punch that the tanker, coming from Apple Junction and going to FESTAC Town, was ascending the bridge when it suddenly rolled back and fell.
The impact of the fall separated the tank from the truck’s body, resulting in an explosion.
” Some residents and passers-by attacked the fire with buckets of water to no avail.
“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 were all burnt.”
When DAILYPOST contacted Lagos PPRO Chike Oti confirmed accident but promised to give further details on casualties recorded later.