A fuel tanker has exploded in Obalende area of Lagos State, Nigeria. The tanker fell on its side and exploded just in front of a Oando filling station. One person has been confirmed dead.
The fuel tanker was said to have fallen in front of NNPC Filling Station and caught fire, with officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and the Fire Services battling to put out the fire.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the development, said the 45,000-litre capacity tanker loaded with petrol caught fire after fallen on its side in from of the filling station.
“Effort to combat the flames by the agency’s officials and men of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service is on going .
“The fire has been curtailed and very soon it will be extinguished. The station and surrounding buildings protected.
“We appeal for calm and urge members of the public to keep away and allow the responders to complete their work,” he said.
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