Fire, on Saturday afternoon, engulfed several property along Aiyetoro Street, in Epe, Lagos State.
The fire started when a full petrol tanker tumbled and emptied its contents by the roundabout in the area.
The inferno lasted for several hours and destroyed several buildings, shops, and vehicles. Several commercial motorcycles, okadas, parked along the street were also affected.
The fire was eventually put out by officials of the Lagos State Fire Services in Epe.
Several people sustained various degrees of burns and injury from the fire and were assisted to hospitals by others including a former Lagos State Health Commissioner, Leke Pitan.
Mr. Pitan lamented the incident and blamed it on recklessness of the tanker driver.
“We should be our brother’s keeper. The driver has a duty to other road users, as do other road users to the drivers,” he said.
He commended the gallantry of the fire service officials in battling the inferno.
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