President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sorrow over the fire incident that claimed no fewer vehicles and lives on Otedola Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday.
A fully loaded fuel tanker had spilled its content on the road after it lost control, causing at least 54 vehicles to get burnt beyond repair.
Buhari said in statement by his media aide Garba Shehu, that the incident was one of the greatest tragedies witnessed in the country in recent times.
He expressed his condolences to the government and people of Lagos State on the tragic loss of lives, tens of vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire.
“Sadly, this seems to be one of the greatest tragedies we have seen in recent times,” the president said.
He urged the emergency services and law enforcement officials to do their best to save those people who could still be in danger.