Tanker explosion results in no fatalities, says Fire Department

The Lagos Fire and Rescue Service has reported that there have been no lives lost due to the tanker explosion in Lagos State’s Ijora zone.

Margaret Adeseye, the chief of the agency, confirmed in a Lagos news release that the fire is now under control.

As per the Nigerian News Agency, a tanker ignited on Thursday night on the bridge that links the Ijora, Orile, and Costain sectors in Lagos.

The fierce fire has been subdued, with the hot zones being cooled down and enabling an investigation to follow-up, and for the remains to be cleared to reestablish normalcy.

Adeseye disclosed that the case involved 11 vehicles, inclusive of two tankers, one tipper truck, three trailers, three personal vehicles, and two minibuses.

As disclosed by the Nigerian News Agency: Ibrahim Falinloye, the Southwest Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, reported that 13 vehicles, inclusive of two buses, two cars, a trailer stuffed with detergents and canned fish, a sport utility vehicle (SUV), three flatbed trailers, two 20-foot container carriers, and two PMS tankers were destroyed in the tanker fire.

After the incident, LASEMA removed the remains of the scorched vehicles.


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