Tanker conveying PMS explodes in Lagos


By Mordi chukwunonso Esther 

A tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) on Thursday morning rolled over and burst into flames on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos causing panic among commuters plying the route.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development in Lagos.

Farinloye said the incident occurred about 9.15a.m., at Toyota Bus Stop, close to the Oshodi-Airport Road junction and directly in front of the Lagos State Fire Service Station located in the area.

He said the tanker, which was fully loaded with 44,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) when the incident occurred.

According to Farinloye, “the tanker crashed on the side with another trailer on the motion. The trailer was fully loaded with iron rods. It is believed that the two vehicles were trying to outsmart each other before the incident happened.”

Officials of the fire service successfully separated the tanker body from the head and put out the inferno.

Farinloye disclosed that no casualty had been confirmed yet from the incident.

The tanker was fully loaded with 44,000 litres of AGO and was moving toward Berger axis of the expressway when one of its tyres bursted into flames.

Fortunately, there was no casualty recorded due to the incident

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