Another Fuel Tanker Explodes Barely 24hrs After Lagos Tanker Explosion
File photo of tanker explosion in Suleja Niger state

Seven vehicles were gutted by fire after a tanker laden with petrol spilled its content along the Lagos-Badagry road in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos on Tuesday.

According to reports, no life was lost to the fire outbreak.

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It was learned that the inferno which began at about 5am, destroyed the contents of a Mack trailer conveying crates of drinks from Intercontinental Breweries.

The fire gutted a station wagon Peugeot car, one Space bus, a Toyota Hummer jeep, a Mazda bus, a container conveying food products from Delta and an empty Mack trailer.

Ja’faru Anka, a Senior Marshall Inspector of Federal Road Safety Corps, told reporters that he arrived at the scene few minutes after the fire started.

He said that seven vehicles were gutted by the fire, but no life was lost.

An Army officer at the Ojo Barracks, who preferred to be anonymous, also said that the fire outbreak started by 5am, while he was preparing for duty.

He said that the attention of the fire service was drawn to the situation and some firefighters were there but ran out of water.

He said that they were still expecting more response from the fire service.

Some residents, who spoke with reporters, bemoaned the state of the road, which they said, had caused more harm than good to users.

Folorunsho Dada, a resident of Onireke, said that apart from the fire outbreak, the road had caused untold hardship to commuters.