Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explodes in Lagos

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Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explodes in Lagos

No fewer than 50 cars and an as yet unknown number of person were engulfed in an inferno in Lagos this evening. The occurrence which was said to have occurred at about 6pm resulted from a tanker explosion which eye witnesses said occurred as the tanker was attempting to reverse at the Otedola Bridge area of Berger.

As at the time of publication, over 50 cars were reported burnt and about 9 persons confirmed dead with others injured. Emergency service personnel are currently on hand trying to restore normalcy.

Though the fire has been put out, the road has remained closed, forcing commuters to turn back or look for alternative routes.

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