The number of deaths from the petrol tanker explosion which occurred at the Otedola bridge in Lagos last week Thursday has risen to 12.
Jide Idris, the State Commissioner for Health, made this known to newsmen yesterday July 2nd.
Idris said 10 bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident as opposed to the nine initially reported. He said the 10th body recovered was that of an infant, while two of the seven survivors of the inferno later died in the hospital.
The commissioner added that other survivors are responding to treatment.
54 cars were burnt in the inferno.