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One Dead, Many Injured In Obalende Tanker Fire

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All looks normal in the city of Obalende until around 5 pm Friday when people around start seeing flames from the bus stop. At first, people thought the filling station (Oando) was ignited with fire but little do people know that a tanker carrying fuel and passing through that route tumbled over and spilled its content hereby causing the fire at Obalende bus stop close to First Consultant Hospital and also close to BRT park.

Fire At Obalende

The tanker which belongs to the NNPC was said to have tipped over before bursting into flames in front of the Oando filling station.

Several persons have been reportedly injured while one person has been killed in the incident.

According to the press release by the DG of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, he said,

Upon the arrival of the Emergency Responders at the incident scene, it was discovered that a 33,000 laden Tanker carrying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) exploded when navigating the roundabout section under the Obalende bridge.

Fire At Obalende Underbridge

Two Victims were allegedly said to be rushed to the nearby hospital before the arrival of the emergency responders whilst one fatality was recorded and bagged for the transition to State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU.

The inferno was finally put out at 18:54 hours after about an hour of combating the inferno by the Emergency Responders, LRU Fire, LASG Fire, Federal Fire, UBA Fire, OVH Energy Fire, Nigeria Police Force, and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, LNSC.

Operation Ongoing as the LASEMA Sharks Response Squad at Lekki Base awaits the recovery equipment for the evacuation of the burnt tanker.


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