Vehicles burnt as Petrol tanker falls, bursts into flames in Lagos

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    A fully loaded petrol tanker was said to have burst into flames in the Lacasera area of Mile 2, in Lagos State.

    The DAILY VENDOR gathered that some vehicles around the area were also razed by the inferno on Thursday.

    The trailer driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle while conveying petrol to a destination within the state.

    According to report, the truck overturned, resulting in a spillage that later burst into flames.

    The spokesperson for the Fire Service in the state , Jamiu Dosunmu, said the fire had been extinguished, he however noted that no death was recorded.

    The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said some stationary trucks were also affected during the fire incident, adding that efforts were on to evacuate the burnt truck from the road.

    “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,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

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