One Killed, Several Injured As Petrol Laden Tanker Bursts Into Flames In Lagos
Fuel tanker on fire

A tanker explosion occurred on the Otedola Bridge, in Lagos in the early of Saturday.

This was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), which put the time of the accident at around 2.00a.m.

The incident involved a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.

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A statement by the Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, read: “The Agency promptly responded to a fire outbreak after several distress calls were received from the control room at the above-mentioned address at around 0200hrs.

“On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40fit containerized Truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.

“It then collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS. The impact of the collision resulted in fire outbreak.”

There were no reported casualties.

Oke-Osanyitolu disclosed that a combination of responders have put out the fire.


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