Nigerian model and ex-beauty queen Maryam Elisha had a close brush with death yesterday after her Mercedes Benz G-Wagon went up in flames on the Eko Bridge in Lagos.
She was alerted to the burning car by other passersby who helped her escape by unlocking the doors from outside as it was jammed from within.
Maryam Elishais and fashion designer who was named one of the 20 most influential pageant personalities in Nigeria.
According to SDK, she said her brakes failed at that moment but she kept on struggling to stop the wagon and when it did roll to a stop, the doors wouldn’t open.
“When the car eventually started to slow down, I put it on park and tried to open the door, which wouldn’t open until people came to my aid and helped me out before the fire spread everywhere,”