10 burnt to death in Lagos tanker fire

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By Ishola Balogun, Bose Adelaja, Monsur Olowopejo, Anozie Egole

No fewer than 10 people were roasted as a tanker laden with petrol went up in flames yesterday at Berger Suya junction, Apapa, Lagos.

*The tanker that exploded

*The tanker that exploded: Photo Akeem Salau

Also, several buildings, eight vehicles, and over 200 locked-up shops including a commercial bank in the area were razed.

The fire which started at about 10:30pm on Tuesday and raged till 3:00am yesterday was said to have been caused by a tanker laden with 33,000 liters of petrol which lost control as it was about to negotiate a sharp bend and exploded close to Suya spots in the area.

Several passengers in two commercial buses, by-standers, two Hausa suya vendors including the driver of the truck and the conductor were burnt beyound recognition as rescue workers were seen picking bones of parts of human beings into body bag.

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