Petrol tanker explodes in Lagos


Fully-loaded petrol tanker, Thursday afternoon, exploded at the Ijora Pallete Junction area of Ijora Badiya, in Lagos.

The tanker

The incident occurred close to the Lagos State Homes Estate in at 1.30 p.m.

An eyewitness said the tanker was leaking and some passers-by drew the driver’s attention to the leakage.

The eyewitness said that the driver consequently got down and attempted to use fire extinguisher on the tanker before it exploded.

Fire fighters and a team from Ijora Badiya Police Division were on ground to secure lives and property.

They eventually put out the fire.

No life was lost to the accident.

The police have diverted traffic from the road to prevent traffic congestion and prevent hoodlums from attacking innocent citizens.

According to a police officer, who pleaded anonymity, the police responded swiftly to the emergency and contacted the fire service which also responded fast.