Nigeria: 8 vehicles burnt in another tanker explosion in Lagos
Lagos, October 2, 2018 (AltAfrica)-A fuel laden tanker exploded Tuesday morning beside the office of Department of State Security Services, DSS, and Ojo Barracks on Badagry Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria
Eye witness say the tanker fell as a result of the collapsed state of the road and spilled its contents on the road.
The impact of the fall resulted in the explosion, in the process while vehicles caught fire.
An eyewitness said the accident occurred at 6: 45 am.
No fewer than eight vehicles were consumed by the inferno
Many others reportedly sustained varied degree of injuries while attempting to jump out of their vehicles on sensing danger
The accident increased traffic gridlock on the road as commuters going to Mile 2 were seen taking Tedi Road as an alternative route.
Ja’faru Anka, a Senior Marshall Inspector of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), told NAN that he arrived at the scene few minutes after the fire started.
He said that seven vehicles were gutted by the fire, but no life was lost.
“I arrived at the scene few minutes after 5.o0 a.m. and as you can see, I am working with my team to clear up terrific traffic build up.
An Army officer at the Ojo Barracks, who preferred to be anonymous, also said that the fire outbreak started by 5.00 a.m, while he was preparing for duty.
He said that the attention of the fire service was drawn to the situation and some fire fighters were there, but ran out of water.
He said that they were still expecting more response from the fire service.
Some residents bemoaned the state of the road, which they said, had caused more harm than good to users.