A Nigerian Twitter user, took to the platform to raise an alarm over a looming disaster, just after he spotted the fuel tank of a bus he boarded in Lagos.
According to @_feoluwa, he didn’t notice the fuel tank until they arrived a filling station to refuel. His tweet reads;
This was the fuel tank of one bus I boarded today. Didn’t notice till the bus stopped at a filling station to refuel. Anything goes wrong and we’d have gotten burnt alive. Living in Nigeria is to constantly gamble with your life… unknowingly.
This is coming after it was reported few days ago that some passengers escaped death, after a commercial bus carrying them suddenly caught fire in transit on Third Mainland Bridge.
Local reports alleged that the driver of the vehicle lost control, and tried all he could to bring the bus to a stop at a safe side of the road. The incident occurred at about 8am at Adekunle axis of the Bridge inward Lagos Island causing vehicular movement to be disrupted for hours. The inferno was said to have engulfed a Volkswagen bus a stationary and a Toyota car.
Vanguard gathered that one of the occupants of the fully loaded Volkswagen LT bus noticed the fire which started from the engine while the bus was on motion and raised alarm but the driver calmed the occupants and immediately switched off the engine unknown to him it was parked near the stationary car whose driver had gone to source a mechanic.
The Volkswagen was heading for CMS from Ikeja while the Toyota car broke down and its owner went in search of a mechanic to fix it but unfortunately the inferno had occurred before his returned and all he could do was to start thanking God for his safety and count his losses. No casualty was recorded but free flow of traffic was disrupted for hours while it took the intervention of Lagos State Service before the inferno was put under control.