The registration numbers of the ill-fated vehicles are A Volkswagen car: AAA 722 FU and the bus, Mazda, KJA 581 XL, while the tanker could not be ascertained at press time.
Tragically, the accident led to the death of an unidentified passenger, a female. Other passengers in the bus sustained injuries in the process. According to reports, an infant was among the injured victims in the unfortunate multiple accidents.
Watch the video of how trapped passengers tried to escape from a bus at the accident scene (Viewer’s discretion advised)
An eyewitness attributed the cause of the accident to overspeeding and brake failure on the part of the driver of the tanker filled with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called, petrol.
The accident at Otedola Bridge today occurred at about 9.30 am.
On 27 June 2018, a tanker lorry fully loaded with petroleum product fell, leaked and exploded on the Otedola Bridge. The explosion led to over 54 vehicles approaching the lorry on the busy road getting burnt.