Tanker explodes in Lagos

Tanker Explosion in Lagos

A 33,000 litres tanker fully laden with diesel has crashed on a car in Lagos, leading to a fire outbreak.

Sources said the tanker crashed on the BMW Car with registration number (LSD 462 CZ) while driving inward Ladipo area, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the tanker, with registration number TUT 258 XA, belongs to Bovas Petroleum.

The incident led to spillage of the entire content(diesel) of the tanker, thereby leading to an inferno.

“No lives lost”, an official of Lagos emergency agency said when contacted.

“Recovery operation ongoing by the men of the Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA Response Team,” the official added.

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Oladeinde Olawoyin reports Business & Economy, Development and Lagos Metro at PREMIUM TIMES. A First Class graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, he was nominated in the journalism category of The Future Awards Africa in 2017. Aside maintaining a column titled ‘SATURDAY SATIRE’, he also writes art and culture pieces on weekends. Twitter: @Ola_deinde


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