Petrol tanker explodes in Lagos bridge

Petrol Tanker loaded with 33, 000 litres of petrol exploded along Otedola Bridge.

The Lagos Emergency Management Agency stated that tanker loaded with 33, 000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA – 900 XR, got burnt on the Otedola Bridge on Saturday, Punch reports.

This was contained in a statement released by Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA , Mr Nusa Okunbor.

He said “The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion and led to an outbreak of fire due to heat generated by the motion.

“ The fire has been extinguished. No casualty or injury was recorded.

“ The Lagos State Fire Service , LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent the occurrence of a secondary accident , as frantic efforts are on to plug oil leaks”.

It was recalled that a fire outbreak had previously occurred on the Bridge in June 2018 which led to destruction of properties and loss of lives.

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