Fire out break as residents scoop fuel from fallen tanker in Lagos Open

Category: Fallen Tanker
Time: 13 Oct 23, 09:14AM
Address: J9J8+C2R Otedola Bridge, Otedola Jubilee Estate, Isheri 101233, Lagos, Nigeria
Source: Anonymous

A fire outbreak has occurred around Otedola Bridge in Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos on Thursday evening following scooping of petrol from a fallen petrol tanker by residents. The incident occurred as the tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol overturned while moving up the sloppy bridge and fell on the road, spilling its content on the road. It was further gathered that the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service immediately helped in mitigating the petrol spillage in order to curtail any possible eventuality. According to the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the tanker trapped a 14-seater bus whose three occupants were safely evacuated. Further investigations revealed that one of the tankers had rolled back onto the other tanker and other vehicles while ascending the bridge, resulting in the collision and subsequent fire. As at the time of this report Thursday night, firefighters and other first responders were making frantic efforts to put out the raging fire.

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