Tanker laden with diesel goes up in flames in Lagos

A tanker laden with about 11,000 litres of diesel on Thursday morning went up in flames at the Abule Osun Bus Station, in the Ojo barracks axis of the Badagry expressway, Lagos.

Sources disclosed that the scene of the accident is adjacent to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) construction yard.

Meanwhile, firefighters were at the scene to subdue the blaze.

Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Osanyintolu told newsmen that preliminary investigations indicated that the accident occurred after the rear spring of the tanker broke while the vehicle was travelling at high speed.

As at press time, no casualties was recorded, and law enforcement officials are working to overcome the traffic congestion around the area as a result of the incident.

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