Lagos tanker incident: Govt. to conduct DNA tests on corpses


The Lagos State Government says it will carry out DNA tests on the charred bodies recovered from the scene of the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge on Thursday.

This comes as families in search of their loved ones who may have been caught in the tragedy that led to the death of nine persons and several injured with over fifty vehicles burnt besieged hospitals and mortuaries across the state,

The move for the DNA test was made known by the State Commissioner for Health, Mr. Jide Idris, on Friday in response to an enquiry by Punch about how families who lost their relations in the incident would identify their deceased relatives’ charred bodies.

“It has to be by DNA analysis. The arrangements for that are being sorted out,” the commissioner told the paper’s correspondent via a text message.

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