By Bose Adelaja
No fewer than 24 passengers, Wednesday, escaped being roasted to death, when fire gutted two vehicles on Third Mainland Bridge.
The incident occurred at about 8am at Adekunle axis of the Bridge inward Lagos Island causing vehicular movement to be disrupted for hours.
The inferno was said to have engulfed a Volkswagen bus a stationary and a Toyota car.
Vanguard gathered that one of the occupants of the fully loaded Volkswagen LT bus noticed the fire which started from the engine while the bus was on motion and raised alarm but the driver calmed the occupants and immediately switched off the engine unknown to him it was parked near the stationary car whose driver had gone to source a mechanic.
The Volkswagen bus was heading for CMS from Ikeja while the Toyota car broke down and its owner went in search of a mechanic to fix it but unfortunately the inferno had occurred before his returned and all he could do was to start thanking God for his safety and count his losses.
No casualty was recorded but free flow of traffic was disrupted for hours while it took the intervention of Lagos State Service before the inferno was put under control.