Sunday, 01 December 2019 06:05

Oil tanker catches fire on Otedola Bridge

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Saturday said a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA-900XR, caught fire on the Otedola Bridge.

The Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA, Mr Nusa Okunbor, said in a statement that investigation revealed that the tanker experienced burst tyres while in motion.

According to him, “The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion and led to an outbreak of fire due to heat generated by the motion. The fire has been extinguished.  No casualty or injury was recorded.

 

“The Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent occurrence of a secondary accident, as frantic efforts are on to plug oil leaks,” Okunbor said.

 

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