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No casualty in Ijora tanker explosion — Lagos Fire Service

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The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has said no casualty was recorded in the tanker explosion incident in Ijora on Friday.

This was confirmed in a statement by Mrs Margaret Adeseye, the General Manager of the service, who said the fire had been controlled.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tanker explosion happened on the bridge connecting Ijora, Orile and Costain area of Lagos on Thursday night.

“The raging fire has been curtailed as the dampening of pockets of fire continues to allow for investigation to reveal the cause and the evacuation of the carcass to bring about normalcy.

“The incident affected 11 vehicles comprising of two tankers, one tipper truck, three trailers, three cars and two micro-mini busses,” she said.

According to the Southwest Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Falinloye the fire from the tanker burnt 13 vehicles which include two buses, two cars, a trailer loaded with Sardines and detergents, one Sport utility vehicle (SUV), three flat body trailers, two 20 feet containers, and two PMS tankers.

He added that 12 high tension electric poles were destroyed in the incident.

The carcases of the burnt vehicle are being evacuated by LASEMA.

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