The Tragedy occur in early moment on Thursday morning, after a tanker loaded with petrol, suddenly tumbled while in the process of navigating through the dilapidated spot at LACASERA Company frontage outwards Mile- 2 Oke, opposite Fatgbems fuel Filling Station, along Apapa -Oshodi Expressway, Lagos.
The high flammable fuel tanker gradually exploded into flames burning at least three other vehicles in the process. Fortunately, no loss of life was recorded in the incident. At press time the fire had been finally put out while rescue team are on ground to remove burnt vehicles from the road side.
According to Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident commenced at 1.am,early morning on Thursday. Oke-Osanyintolu furtherly explained that ; “The agency received distress calls concerning the above which occurred around 1 am, 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.” along mile 2 bridge.
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