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VIDEO: Lagosian tells how he left his car to escape dying in the Otedola Bridge Tanker Blast






A Lagos resident narrated how he traded his car for his life after being caught in traffic when a tanker lost control and its contents at the end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway spilled at least nine people and the burning from dozens of vehicles.

Speaking to Proshare WebTV, he recalled that the tanker had lost control and he was sure that a tragedy was imminent.



"I came home from work," he said.

"There was a very light raid and we were all moving bit by bit." The next thing I saw was a tanker going backwards, it came back immediately, it hit the culvert and fell [19659005] "It fell down immediately, I opened the door of my car, took off my phone and my power bank with my key and said: 'What's going on?'

"The next thing I saw near me was fuel on the ground I had to jump and run away I saw a car, a white golf, drive backwards I said to the guy," Leave your car and run " He did not answer me.
"When I saw the fire, I ran away; so I escaped. Immediately, I went to the other side, I heard a bang, as if it was a bomb. I looked at my car; Fire had gutted it; it burned.

The tragedy was described by President Muhammadu Buhari as "one of the greatest we have seen in recent times," while Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos, has pledged "to mitigate things of that sort in the future" [19659005]


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