Scores Cheat Death, As Tanker With 33,000 Litres Of Diesel Explodes In Lagos

A lot of people escaped death by the whiskers yesterday in Lagos when tanker conveying 33,000 litres of diesel exploded after it collided with a BMW car along Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

The incident occurred at Toyota junction, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, inwards Oshodi.

As of the time of filling this report fire fighters and emergency agencies are currently battling to put out the fire.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said the tanker was carrying 33,000 litres of diesel belonging to Bovas Petroleum with registration number TUT 258 XA.

He said the tanker crashed with a BMW Car with registration number (LSD 462 CZ), after losing control while driving inward Charity bus stop.Fire fighters battling to put out the fire.

“This subsequently led to the spillage of the entire content(diesel), thereby leading to the inferno. No lives lost, recovery operation is ongoing by the men of the Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA Response Team,” he said.

It was gathered that there is serious traffic congestion on the ever busy road because of the accident, thereby forcing the motorists to a standstill on the roads.

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