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Otedola Bridge Fire Incident: Here's a list of the many accidents on the bridge

A Facebook user has listed the many accidents that claimed the lives of hundreds of people on the Otedola Bridge, in Lagos.
According to Tunde Alabi the bridge has been quite popular for its many accidents.

Here's what he wrote:

Chronicles of OTEDOLA Bridge Accidents.
In Nigeria, avoidable deaths are now daily occurrences. Death comes very cheaply in many instances. Tragedies have become a part of our national life. Death is no more about "when" but about "how" because it is now more of normal in the psyche of the people. One notable spot that continues to serve as the meeting point of death to commuters is the Otedola Bridge in Lagos. In the recent times, the following are few of the many accidents that has claimed hundreds of innocent lives in violent deaths.1. August 15th, 2010 - Dangote truck tumbled, caught fire and killed 50 persons either in their cars or standing by.
2. July 21st, 2016 - 14 seater commercial bus lost control, somersaulted, caught fire and burnt 22 people to death.
3. November 1st, 2016 - A diesel tanker fell and caught fire killing scores of people in their cars.
4. February 9th 2017 - A pick-up van somersaulted and killed at least 11 persons in other cars.
5. March 12th 2017 - A commercial bus tumbled, caught fire and killed at least 18 people.
6. June 19th, 2017 - A container truck lost control, tumbles and killed scores of people along its path.
7. January 30th, 2018 - Accident between a container carrying truck and a commercial bus, at least 8 people died including a three year old boy.
7. 28th June, 2018 - A fuel laden tanker exploded and burnt scores of people and cars.
Why is this spot always in the news for terrible accidents? Is it the topography or what?
In all these tragedies, the sad thing is that no Learning From Incident (LFI) is ever carried out nor any risk assessment of the spot has ever been conducted to curb these recurrent accidents. No data gathering, no research and no seriousness. After few days and another tragedy everyone continues with life until the next disaster.
What a country!!!

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