Fuel-laden tanker explodes in Lagos

By Okuawan Offiong/Shade Adeniran

A tanker laden with gasoline on Thursday exploded at Ijora Pallete Junction beside Lagos State Homes Estate at Ijora Badiya, Lagos State.

The explosion occurred at 1.30 p.m.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the tanker was leaking and some passers-by drew the driver’s attention to the leakage.

The eyewitness said that the driver consequently got down and attempted  to use fire extinguisher on the tanker before it exploded.

Fire fighters and a team from Ijora Badiya Police Division were on ground to secure lives and property.

They eventually put out the fire.

No life was lost to the accident.

The police have diverted traffic from the road to prevent traffic congestion and prevent hoodlums from attacking innocent citizens.

According to a police officer, who pleaded anonymity, the police responded swiftly to the emergency and contacted the fire service which also  responded fast. (NAN)

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