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DISASTER AS VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAME IN LAGOS EXPLOSION

All hell broke loose during the early hours of Thursday morning when a tanker carrying premium motor spirit overturned causing an explosion.

The explosion occurred at the dilapidated road around LACASERA company at Mile 2, which is just opposite Fatgbems filling station, along Oshodi expressway.

The unfortunate explosion caused not less than three vehicles to go up in flame right at the same spot.

Good news is also in the works because no lives were lost as a result of the incident.

At the time of reporting this, the fire was already put out and the team in charge of removing the burnt vehicles from the scene were already on their way.

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Reports coming in from the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke Osanyintolu, suggests that the incident took place at about 1:00 AM.

The DG stated that,”The agency received the distressed call about the above incident which happened around 1:00 AM and activated its emergency response plan.”

“On arrival it was discovered that a fuel tanker loaded with PMS had overturned and burst into flames due to oil spillage. This in turn affected some stationary trailers parked inward Apapa.”

“A combined team comprising Lagos fire, Police, Federal fire, and agency responders have extinguished the flame.”

“Operations to remove the affected vehicles is ongoing while road users are encouraged to use alternative routes.”

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