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Otedola fire disaster victims demand DNA result (Guardian)

Otedola fire disaster victims demand DNA result (Guardian)

Families of the Otedola tanker fire accidents that occurred on June 28, 2018 have urged the Lagos State government to release the report of the DNA test carried out. This is just as the state government has begun moves to ensure the prosecution of the Kano-based owner of the tanker trailer.

The identity of the owner of the tanker has been revealed as Hassan Yusuf Maiwaka. Its registration documents have been traced to Nasarawa State – NSR 88 YK. His designation and name of his organisation were not announced by the authorities.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transportation in Lagos, Taiwo Salaam, yesterday disclosed this during a meeting with owners of vehicles that were lost to the inferno. Salaam confirmed that 55 vehicles were burnt; 39 of these cars were registered in Lagos. Details show 42 SUVs; seven buses, three trucks; two pick-up vans and one motorcycle. Also, 12 lives were lost to the explosion. Read more

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