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No casualty recorded in Ijora tanker explosion, says Fire Service



The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service on Friday said that no casualty was recorded in the tanker explosion in Ijora area of Lagos State.

Mrs Margaret Adeseye, the General Manager of the service who confirmed this in a statement in Lagos, said the fire had been controlled.

It was reported that the tanker explosion happened on the bridge connecting to Ijora, Orile and Costain area of Lagos on Thursday night.

“The raging fire has been curtailed as the dampening of pockets of fire continues to allow for investigation to reveal the cause and the evacuation of the carcass to bring about normalcy.

“The incident affected 11 vehicles comprising of two tankers, one tipper truck, three trailers, three cars and two micro-mini busses,” she said.

It was reported that the Southwest Coordinator National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said, the fire from the tanker burnt 13 vehicles which include two buses, two cars, a trailer loaded with Sardines and detergents, one Sport utility vehicle (SUV), three flat body trailers, two 20 feet containers, and two PMS tankers. [10/13, 06:45] Ibrahim Farinloye: 12 high tension electric poles were destroyed in the incident.

The carcases of the burnt vehicle are being evacuated by LASEMA.

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Henry Oladele

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