Breaking: Petrol Tanker Explodes In Lagos

Firefighters are currently battling to salvage a three-story building in the Mushin area of Lagos after a petrol-laden tanker exploded at a nearby filling station.

According to the reports, the tanker was offloading fuel at the filling station around 1pm when it suddenly caught fire and spread to the residential building.

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, however, said no life was lost.

“A fire outbreak as a result of a PMS tanker trying to discharge its content exploded at about a few minutes to 13.00 hours and spread to a three-story residential building opposite Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos.

“No life was lost and no one injured. Containment of the fire has been very successful. The effort is ongoing to salvage the three-story building from being totally consumed. Few items were saved,” he said.

 Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said the agency had mobilized its officials to the scene to attend to the incident.

 Mrs. Adeseye Margaret, the agency director, the agency director said in a statement that a preliminary investigation revealed that a fully-laden 33,000-liter tanker was involved in the explosion.

She stated that the tanker wanted “to service Mobil Petroleum Filling Station.”

“Although the cause of the disaster is yet to be ascertained, officials of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service remain on top of the situation and will provide necessary updates as the situation demands.

“Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes away from the Idi Oro Corridor of Agege Motor Road, Mushin,” she added.


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