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Fuel Tanker Explodes In Mile 2, Lagos

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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.

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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.

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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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