No life was lost in the tanker explosion incident at Barrack bus stop, in the Iyana Iba area of Lagos-Badagry expressway early Tuesday morning, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed.
LASEMA confirmed in a statement made available to Newsroom’s correspondent around Tuesday noon that the early morning incident was brought about by an accident that occurred around 9:48 pm Monday night, when a fully loaded tanker with an unknown registration number and a white mini truck carrying electrical appliances collided side by side.
“Subsequently, the tanker’s rear compartment got punctured resulting to spilling of the pms contents of the tanker into the environs,” the agency said.
It said emergency operatives who quickly arrived the scene following the accident, successfully curtailed and stopped further spillage of the fuel into the environs. The articulated trucks were also recovered from the scene.
However, during the recovery process, the spilled content of the PMS which had travelled into the distant environment ignited fire and consequently travelled back to the proximity of the original scene of the initial accident.
The agency said three buses, one car, and six trucks were burnt in the process, but no life was lost and no one was injured.
“The circumstances resulting to this fatal secondary incident could have been attributed to unsafe practices by inhabitants in the distant environs where the PMS spilled into,” it said.
The agency’s General Manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu advised motorists to always listen to instruction of emergency workers on incident scene to avoid such unfortunate incident in the future.