A trailer and fuel tanker has reportedly collided leading to the them bursting in flames on Suleja-Minna road today.
The incident was reported on Twitter by a user of the platform, Anna Cole, who advised people planning to ply that route to delay their movements.
Though the user didn’t make mention of the extent of damage caused by the accident. She wrote;
An accident just occurred between a fuel tanker and a trailer at Maje along Minna-Suleja road.
Incase you’re planning to ply that route now, it is advisable you delay your movement a bit as firefighters have just arrived the scene.
See post and photos from the scene below;
This report is coming less than 24 hours after a tanker explosion at Otedola/Ojodu Berger in Lagos this evening, June 28 2018, with over 40 cars were reportedly burnt.
The number of casualty in the tanker explosion is not yet ascertained, though LASEMA has reported that 9 bodies have been recovered from the scene of the accident. They said in a statement;
On getting to the scene of the incident it was discovered that a Mack tanker truck loaded with 33 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) moving inward Berger at about 5:23pm, fell and spilled its content on the road resulting into fire outbreak. Further investigation by the Lasema Response Team.
Unfortunately 9 bodies were confirmed dead and recovered from the scene (8 adults and 1 minor) and 4 persons sustain various degrees of injuries and taken to the hospital. A total number of 54 vehicles were completely burnt as a result of the inferno.
The Agency’s LASEMA Response Team, men of Lagos State Fire Service, LRU fire, LSNC, NSCDC, FRSC, LASAMBUS, LASTMA, SEHMU, LSPWC and Nigeria Police Force from Alausa and Isheri Division were the responders present at the scene. Effort on going to recover all burnt vehicles off the road. Recovery operations ongoing.
General Manager LASEMA
Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu