On Thursday, in the Lacasera area of Mile 2, Lagos State, a petrol tanker was reported to have been gutted by fire.
The driver of the tanker was said to be conveying petrol to a destination within the state when it lost control.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, confirming the incident 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.”