- Lagos state on Thursday, February 6, recorded another fuel tanker explosion
- The incident involved a tanker laden with 11,000 litres of diesel
- According to LASEMA, the disaster occurred after the rear spring of the vehicle broke while it was on top speed
There has been another fuel tanker explosion at the Abule Osun bus station in the Ojo barracks area of the Badagry expressway, Lagos state.
According to Channels TV, the tanker which exploded on Thursday, February 6, was laden with 11,000 litres of diesel.
The incident which was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), occurred close to a construction yard of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).
Olufemi Osanyintolu, the director-general of LASEMA, said that the disaster took place after the rear spring of the vehicle broke off while it was on top speed.
Although firefighters are still battling to put out the flames, no official statement has been made as to any recorded casualty or loss of property.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a tanker loaded with fuel had exploded inside a mechanic village in Amawbia, Awka South local government area of Anambra state.
The explosion happened at about 2.45 pm on the Amawbia bypass by Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Awka on Tuesday, January 14.
An eye-witness quoted in the report had said the fire was still raging but added that no casualty has been confirmed.
Anambra state police command spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said: “A tanker has just exploded inside a mechanic workshop at Amawbia bypass, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway Awka.
“The fire is still ragging. It is highly advisable you alert residents in the area to steer clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster.
“The commissioner of police, John Abang, has visited the scene and police patrol teams have cordoned off the area. Fire Service department was equally contacted.”
The incident came just days after the popular old automobiles spare parts market in the Awada, area of the state was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 11.
A trader was reported to have collapsed due to the unfortunate incident and was rushed to a hospital.
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