December 1, 2019

Fire on Otedola Bridge as oil tanker burns

Oil tanker burns on Otedola Bridge, Lagos

Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA-900XR, on Saturday burnt fire on the Otedola Bridge.
The Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA, Mr Nusa Okunbor, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos.
According to him, an investigation revealed that the tanker experienced  burst tyres while in motion.
” The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion and led to an outbreak of fire due to  heat generated by the motion.

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“The fire has been extinguished.  No casualty or injury was recorded.
“The Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent occurrence of a secondary accident, as frantic efforts are on to plug oil leaks,” Okunbor said.