- There was a tanker explosion in the Mile 2 area of Lagos on Thursday, October 29
- The inferno burnt at least three nearby vehicles including the tanker
- However, according to LASEMA, nobody died in the flames
A tanker explosion that took place at the Mile 2 area of Lagos in the very early hours of Thursday, October 29, led to the destruction of at least 4 vehicles.
Vanguard reports that the tragedy struck when a tanker laden with petrol overturned as it tried to avoid potholes but landed on the road around the Lacasera spot outwards Mile- 2 Oke.
The tanker exploded with large flames near Fatgbems Fuel Station, along Apapa -Oshodi Expressway, burning at least three other vehicles close by.
The incident was confirmed by Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who told journalists that no life was lost and that the inferno has been put out as officials of the agency are making efforts to remove the damaged vehicles to prevent gridlock.
“The agency received distress calls concerning the above which occurred around 1 am, 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."
Meanwhile, a lot of houses, shops and cars in Niger state went into flames in the night of Sunday, September 6, following a fire explosion from a tanker loaded with petrol.
A collision of the petrol-laden tanker and a trailer caused the inferno that led to the disaster. It was gathered that the tragic accident led to the destruction of properties before the intervention of the fire service from Suleja.
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