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Four vehicles burnt in fuel tanker explosion at Mile-2


Four vehicles burnt in fuel tanker explosion at Mile-2

In the early hours of Thursday, October 29, 2020, a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly called petrol, was gutted by fire.

The driver was said to be conveying the petrol to a destination in the state when he lost control of the vehicle.

The tanker suddenly overturned while in the process of navigating through the dilapidated spot at Lacasera outwards Mile- 2 Oke, opposite Fatgbems Fuel Station, along Apapa -Oshodi Expressway, which resulted in spillage.

Some vehicles around the  premises were also reportedly razed by the inferno as the tanker exploded into flames.

Fortunately, no loss of life was recorded in the inferno.

At press time, the fire had been finally put out while rescue teams are on ground to remove burnt vehicles from the road.

Four vehicles burnt in fuel tanker explosion at Mile-2

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said some stationary trucks were also affected during the fire incident, adding that efforts were on to evacuate the burnt truck from the road.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The Agency received distress calls concerning the above which occurred around 1am and activated its emergency response plan.

“On arrival, it was discovered that a fuel tanker loaded with PMS had overturned and burst into flames due to the oil spillage. This in turn affected some stationary trailers parked inwards Apapa.

“A combined team comprising Lagos Fire, Police, Federal Fire and Agency Responders have extinguished the flames.

“Operation to remove the affected vehicles is ongoing while road users are encouraged to use alternative routes.”


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