Former  beauty queen, Maryam Elisha narrowly escaped 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 passer-bys who helped her escape by unlocking the doors from outside as it was jammed from within.

According to sources,  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. Maryam is famous for designing dresses for beauty pageants..

“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,” she said.

Thank God, she is alive! She can still buy another G-Wagon