• No casualties were recorded, says DG, LASEMA
A tanker explosion reportedly occurred on Saturday, October 25, at Otedola Bridge, around Berger area in Lagos State.
The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu made the confirmation that the incident happened around 2.00 am involving a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck carrying other goods.
said both trucks were out-bound Lagos for delivery.
“The Agency promptly responded to a fire outbreak after several distress calls were received from the control room at the above-mentioned address at around 0200hrs,” Oke-Osanyitolu said.
“On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 40fit containerized Truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.
“It then collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS. The impact of the collision resulted in fire outbreak.”
It was gathered that the explosion also affected a stationary truck containing petrol, with the registration number KBG 91 XA.
Men of the Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), and Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) responded promptly to the scene in consolidated efforts to quench the fire and to control traffic in the area.