NINE persons have been confirmed dead and 54 vehicles destroyed in a fire incident caused by a fallen petrol tanker along Otedola bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.
Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, said the petrol tanker lost control as a result of break failure.
This is coming barely five days after over 120 lives were lost to a herdsmen attack in Plateau State on Saturday, June 22.
Watch a video clip of the fire incident as shared by a twitter user @henroo212:
— 212 (@henroo212) June 28, 2018
Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State has already visited the scene of the incident and commiserated with families of the affected victims.
Meanwhile, many who reacted to the incident on twitter lamented the many deaths being recorded in Nigeria and prayed to God to have mercy on the country.
Very sad day. The loss of lives in an accident like today is very painful. My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/dY03pS8pvY
— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) June 28, 2018
These deaths are too much🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/CIX4MHUtGJ
— OGOCITY (@ogocity) June 28, 2018
Nigeria is now becoming a classic tragedy that goes consistently from bad to worse. In the last week alone, Jos killings, Ebonyi killings, #Otedola deaths this evening and yesterday my close friend, Okon Iyanam, was assassinated in Mowe. May God heal our land. #PrayForNigeria
— Dr Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) June 28, 2018
These days, at least twice a day, people ask me “Have you heard what happened?” Immediately, my heart freezes because I just know that, yet again, something awful has happened. #PrayForNigeria pic.twitter.com/J0GAcAMTJ1
— Dr Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) June 29, 2018
Yesterday's victims were once survivors. Today's victims were yesterday's survivors and tomorrow's victims would be today's survivors.
Also remember those who have died cannot die again. The next set of victims is from the living. The next question is
FOR HOW LONG?
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) June 29, 2018
Just imagine the pains, agony, suffering, sorrow, tears and blood on the daily. Anyone who wants a continuance of this madness must certainly be cursed. Read the signs. This is damnation. The gods are angry! #NeverAgain #2019Beckons https://t.co/f37PNkWJrG
— SEGA L'éveilleur® (@segalink) June 28, 2018
We run from cow, we run from SARS, we run from tankers, we run from religion, we run from politics, we run from attacks… We can do better mehn 💔
— Pheelz🐘🤟🏾 (@Pheelz) June 28, 2018