Oil tanker explosion causes huge fire in Nigeria’s economic hub

An oil tanker loaded with 33,000 liters of petrol exploded in Ojuelegba area of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub on Saturday, leading to a fire that destroyed four houses and several vehicles.

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The fuel-laden tanker was conveying petrol and fell on the railings of the Ojuelegba bridge, Rasak Fadipe, Director of Lagos State Fire Service told reporters.

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Oil tanker
“So far, no casualties, three persons were taken to hospital as a result of shock,” Fadipe said.

The fire damaged properties located on Allen, Akintan, Benson, Ajoke Dosumu streets within the vicinity as a result of the spilling of the fuel.

Commercial activities, including transportation, were grounded for hours while firemen were containing the spill and the fire.

Police chief in charge of the Lagos Fatai Owoseni said that no arrest was made and no death was recorded.

In September, a container-laden truck fell off the Ojuelegba bridge, destroying cars and killing three persons. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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