Otedola Bridge Explosion: Death Toll Rises
The tears are still flowing, they can't just believe their loved ones they saw a couple of minutes back are gone.
One of the injured victims of the tanker fire accident at the Otedola Bridge, Lagos end of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway died on Friday.
The victim, who sustained 90 per cent burns, died late Friday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Annex, Gbagada.
It had been reported that no fewer than nine people lost their lives as 54 vehicles were consumed by the inferno on Thursday after the tanker had a crash and emptied its content on the road.
Vehicles trailing the tanker were reportedly trapped and burnt by the fire, which raged for a few hours before it was put out by firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service.
The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Wale Oke, said on Saturday that seven burn victims were admitted to the hospital and its annex at the Gbagada General Hospital.
He said while one of the victims was dead, medical personnel were recording progress on the treatment of the other six persons.