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Lagos Govt conducts DNA on bodies burnt on Otedola Bridge

The Lagos State Government says it is currently conducting DNA tests on the bodies recovered from the scene of the fuel tanker accident on Otedola Bridge last Thursday.

The Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Seye Oladejo stated this while briefing newsmen in Alausa, Ikeja.

Mr Oladejo said that the nine bodies were burnt beyond recognition and only a DNA test could ascertain their identities.

He therefore appealed to those who are still looking for their missing relatives or those suspected to be involved in the accident to make use of the helpline provided for identification.

As part of measures to curb incessant accidents caused by articulated vehicles, the State Government had directed all drivers of fuel tankers in the State to follow the designated trailer route, which is the Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway through Ogudu to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Our Correspondent reports that preliminary investigations into the cause of the Otedola Bridge accident shows that the truck, was carrying twice more than the tonnage it was designed for.

Omolara Omosanya, Lagos

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