A diesel tanker has exploded at a motor park in Otto Wharf, Mile 2 area of Lagos state. The fire reportedly started from a tanker carrying diesel that exploded at about 3:44 pm on Tuesday, 19 July.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency claims that the organization responded to distress calls at the incident location.
According to a statement by the spokesman of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Firefighters from the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were deployed to extinguish the raging flame, as it caused panic in the neighbourhood.
He said, “Upon arrival at the scene by the agency response team, a fire outbreak from a fuel tanker and drums was encountered. Emergency responders are currently battling the inferno to contain it. The operation is still ongoing.
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