Following the Otedola bridge inferno on Thursday, which claimed the lives of several people and destroyed over 50 vehicles, the social media was agog with messages and information about the incident. One of such was a juice firm, Fresh Serve, which also made a post that circulated just as fast, offering free wild honey and Aloe Vera to help in the treatment of the survivors who suffered injuries in the explosion.
The offer also included a 30-day fresh fruits and vegetable juice delivery to hasten the healing process. The post also included a contact number for friends and families of the victims to contact them. However, when Sunday Telegraph spoke with the contact person, who preferred to remain anonymous, he said since the post, they have been getting many calls of thanks along with death threats from several callers who may be their competitors.
When the heat became too much, they went ahead to issue a disclaimer about the nutritional information of the products.
Concerning the response so far, they said that they have been the ones going to the victims who are in various burns centres and hospitals. Initially, the survivors had to be stabilised in the first hospices they were taken before being transferred to specialist hospitals for better handling of their conditions. “So far, we have been to Trauma and Burns Centre in Gbagada General Hospital, Gifted Hands Medical Centre and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). We do not have access to all the patients for now as some of them are still in shock, bandages and all.