A 3-year-old boy identified as Eyitayo has been declared, following the tanker explosion which occurred at Otedola Bridge in Lagos State.
An Instagram user who shared the report, stated that the boy was with his mom and his twin sister in their car when the tanker explosion occurred. However the driver eloped with him, and their whereabouts is still not known.
Here is what she wrote below;
The boy in this picture is a three year old named Eyitayo. He was involved in the unfortunate tanker accident with his Mother, twin sister and the Driver at Otedola bridge yesterday evening. They were a few cars away from the tanker when the explosion occurred. The Driver (Mr. Joseph) carried Eyitayo while the mother escaped with Eyitoke(Eyitayos Twin). The where about of Eyitayo and Mr. Joseph is still unknown as all attempts to trace them at the scene of the accident proved abortive. Anyone with information should pls call 08033148161 or approach nearest police station.
U can contact me as well. He’s my family u all can contact me as well…… Thanks
This is coming after a survivor of the incident, told Vanguard that they never envisaged that the truck would experience any brake failure. Adesanya narrated that immediately the vehicle experienced brake failure, it fell and started spilling it’s contents.
“Due to the state of the road, I saw the content spilling towards my vehicle with fire accompanying it. So I quickly ran out of the vehicle and cross to the other side to avoid being caught in the inferno.”
Another commuter, Micheal Simon, whose car was razed, said: “I am happy I didn’t die while trying to escape from the scene. I tried maneuvering my vehicle to avoid being burnt but my efforts proved abortive.”
Maria Oje, another eyewitness described her escape as the handiwork of God. She narrated, in tears, how she saw some motorists’ failed attempt to run for safety.
Her words: “One of them, who was on fire, fell down, as he could not run any longer. Nobody could rescue them as everyone was also running for dear life.”