Fire Engulfs Petrol Tanker On Eko Bridge

anker on Fire at Eko Bridge in September

A petrol tanker in the early hours of Sunday, September 13, caught fire on the popular Eko bridge, Lagos.

The tanker appears to be heading towards Apongbon when the incident happened around past 6 am.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the tanker was loaded to its 20,000 litres capacity when the incident occurred.

The Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA,  Nosa Okunbor, in a statement said the fire broke out from the cabin and engine portion of the oil tanker.

He also stated that no life was lost, and nobody sustained injuries.

The fire has since been put out by the agency, and the road cleared for vehicular movements.

“Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a tanker with an unknown registration number loaded with AGO was on fire as a result of an electrical fault from its engine, thereby obstructing vehicular movement along the road.

“However, no loss of life nor injury sustained at the scene of the incident. LRT, LASG fire service, LASTMA, and Police are responders at the scene, working together to put out the fire and evacuate the tanker off the road in order to restore normalcy along the axis and prevent any secondary incident.

“The tanker has been recovered off the road. secondary incident averted and road set free for vehicular activities,” he said.

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