Lagos tanker explosion :Death toll hits 12

By Adebimpe Shoga-Oke

The Lagos State Government, on Monday disclosed  that the death toll of the fire incident that occurred recently in the state has risen to 12.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, while addressing newsmen said ten people, including  nine adults and a minor were burnt beyond recognition on the day of the incident, June 29th.

He explained that seven survivors were taken to the state medical  facility of which one of the victims with about 90 per cent burns, died and added that the second survivor died at a private facility.

The Commissioner however revealed that the government will conduct DNA forensic studies on the corpses to ascertain their identities and  be handed over to the appropriate families for proper burial.

“In order for this to be done, we would be taking samples from relations in this order: mother or father of the victim, child of the victim, siblings  of victim, uncle or aunt".


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