Early Morning Tragedy As Tanker Explodes In Lagos State
It was an early morning tragedy today as two persons, a male and a female, have been confirmed dead after a fire incident that occurred when a truck, loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product, fell and caught fire at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 5am on Wednesday.
Recall that two similar incidents like this have happened in Lagos from the same source, Petroleum tanker explosion and claiming scores of vehicles and lives.
Two trucks and three cars were completely burnt as a result of the fire incident, while many others are still trapped as at the time of filing this report.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident, said that the two deceased persons were among the three occupants of a vehicle used for smuggling.
Oti said that the third person in the car suffered serious fire wounds.
“Four vehicles were involved. A tanker, a truck and two cars. Presently, two persons have been confirmed dead, three others, including the DPO suffered injuries.
“Efforts is ongoing to restore normalcy to the area” he added.