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Hell on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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It was a tragic morning yesterday in Lagos. Three men were burnt to death in a multiple accident involving six vehicles on the Kara Bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The accident, which occurred on the Lagos outbound lane of the bridge at about 3am, forced several drivers to abandon their vehicles on the road as they fled the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident took place when a heavy-laden goods truck lost its brake and ran into a tanker. An immediate explosion followed and the subsequent fire saw other trucks and a Toyota Corolla car at the scene engulfed in flames.

According to another source, Tiamiyu, a driver, the driver of the tanker in the accident was over-speeding and ran into a broken-down truck that was undergoing repairs by the side of the road; after the trailer sped past, there was a loud explosion with balls of fire shooting into the sky on the Kara Bridge.

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“When people were able to get there, we discovered that the speeding tanker had crushed several other trailers parked on the road,” he said.

Vehicles caught in the inferno included two container-laden trucks, two trailer trucks, one  fuel tanker with  33,000 litres of diesel and one Toyota Corolla.

Speaking on the incident, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received a distress call at about 3am concerning the multiple accident with fatalities.

He disclosed that preliminary investigation carried out at the scene showed that the tanker fully laden with diesel caught fire after running into a truck carrying brewery products at high speed. According to the LASEMA boss, it took the combined efforts of the agency’s emergency response team, Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Police Rapid Response Squad, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps to put out the fire.  The road was cordoned to prevent further loss of lives. Also speaking on the carnage, Ibrahim Farinloye, South-West public relations officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who confirmed the number of fatalities and vehicles involved in the accident to Daily Sun,  described it as a monumental tragedy. He said immediately after the incident, officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) cordoned off the area to prevent further losses and motorists were immediately diverted to Ikorodu Road, to avoid the gridlock that had built up

It was gathered that the accident caused a gridlock on the expressway as well as other link roads in the area, causing severe hardship for residents of areas like Arepo, Mowe, Ibafo, Prayer City and Warewa, who commute daily to work in Lagos.

As at 8am, after the accident, traffic from Kara bridge, close to the popular Berger Bus Stop, had stretched to Asese, a few kilometres away from the Redemption Camp. Commuters were also trapped in the gridlock that stretched from the scene to Magodo, opposite the Lagos State Secretariat complex. Also affected by the gridlock for hours were travellers going in and out of Lagos.

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Consequently, many intending passengers travelling outside Lagos were stranded at various bus stops due to unavailability of buses.

As at late yesterday, emergency response teams were still evacuating the smouldering ruins of vehicles that were razed in the inferno, while scores of commuters were forced to trek long distances before they could board vehicles to their destinations.

A butcher, Suraju Fadele, claimed he witnessed the accident at about 3am.

“I was waiting by the road side for my friend with some others to display our beef for the early morning market sale when, suddenly, I saw a trailer at top speed moving toward our side and past us. A few metres away from us, we heard a loud explosion, which made us run for our lives. Afterwards, we saw huge billows of fire on the bridge.

“We realised that the trailer must have rammed into other articulated vehicles because there were many of them there as of that time. The problem with the accident was that nobody could move near the scene because of the raging fire.”

Another witness, who identified himself as Bashir, lamented the reckless and dangerous attitude of drivers on the road.

“What caused the accident was simply over-speeding. The driver of the tanker was on top speed and I wonder why he was driving like that. Before I could look ahead, he had rammed into another trailer.

“When the trailer sped past us, we remarked that its driver was speeding and within the twinkle of an eye we heard the loud bang followed by a raging fire.

“There was another trailer under repair on the bridge, which I think was loaded with rice. The tanker must have rammed into it.”

The Lagos-Ibadan expressway, arguably Nigeria’s most important trunk road, has witnessed similar accidents this year, one in January and another in July. Both incidents led to the loss of lives and carnage that brought activities to a standstill for hours.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
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She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
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“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
 
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
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