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Vehicles burnt in fuel tanker explosion at Mile-2

Tragedy struck in the early hours of Thursdas as about four Vehicles burnt in fuel tanker explosion at Mile-2.

A tanker allegedly loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, petrol, suddenly overturned while in the process of navigating through the dilapidated spot at LACASERA outwards Mile- 2 Oke, opposite Fatgbems Fuel Station, along Apapa -Oshodi Expressway.

The fuel tanker subsequently, exploded into flames burning at least three other vehicles in the process.

Sources has it that no loss of life was recorded in the inferno. During the time this report was penned down, the fire had been finally put out while rescue team are on ground to remove burnt vehicles from the road.

Watch a video of the inferno below;

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According to Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the incident occurred at 1.am on thursday.

“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.

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“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.”

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