Tanker loaded with Petrol caught fire on Otedola bridge in Lagos

A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol gutted fire on the Otedola Bridge in Lagos state.

The tanker with registration number KJA-900XR, loaded with 33,000 litres of Petrol according to the Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) caught fire on the Otedola bridge, Lagos.

Tanker loaded with Petrol burns on Otedola bridge in Lagos

According to the Public Affairs of LASEMA, the tanker experienced burst tyres while in motion and this led to an outbreak of fire.

”The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion and led to an outbreak of fire due to heat generated by the motion.

“The fire has been extinguished. No casualty or injury was recorded.

“The Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent the occurrence of a secondary accident, as frantic efforts are on to plug oil leaks,” Okunbor said.

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