Many feared dead as Petrol Tanker gut fire in Lagos

A tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS reportedly fell at Anthony inward Gbagada area of Lagos State on Friday, before bursting in flames and killing many.

The incident occurred a few minutes past 10 pm and reportedly burnt down two other vehicles as LASEMA says casualties cannot be ascertained.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said:

“The Agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a tanker with unknown registration number conveying petroleum lost control while in motion and subsequently fell sideways.

 

“This led to an explosion in which two unidentified vehicles were burnt.

 

“A joint team of responders led by LASEMA, LASG fire service, LRU fire unit, Nigeria Police, and LASTMA are working together to curb the inferno from escalating further.

 

“Casualties cannot be ascertained at this time. Rescue operation ongoing.”

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