Explosion Rocks Lagos As Tanker Fell Off

Explosion Rocks Lagos As Tanker Fell Off
  • PublishedMay 25, 2021

Explosion has rocked Egbeda, Iyana Ipaja Axis of Lagos on Tuesday morning.

The explosion has led to the destruction of many properties worth millions of Naira in the area.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the driver lost control of the truck after it experienced a brake failure.

He narrated that the explosion occurred after the truck fell off the road.

He, however, noted that no life was lost, adding that dampening down was ongoing.

He said, “Investigation conducted by the team upon arrival at the scene revealed that a fully loaded tanker with diesel had a brake failure, lost control and fell off the road leading to an explosion and fire outburst.

“However, no casualty recorded nor any properties razed in the unfortunate inferno. The fire has been successfully subdued by men of the LASEMA LRU Fire service and LASG Fire service while dampening down is ongoing.”

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