More than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were, on Wednesday afternoon, burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin Local government Area of Lagos State.
According to sources, the fire started at noon and raged for about an hour.
Fire fighters arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.
TVC News gathered that the tanker, coming from Apple Junction and going to FESTAC Town, was ascending the bridge but suddenly rolled back and fell.
The impact of the fall separated the tank from the truck’s body, resulting in an explosion.
The fire caused gridlock on the bridge and in the adjoining roads but there was no report of any life lost at the time of the filing this story.