Two die in Lagos fuel tanker fire

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A 33,000 litres petrol laden tanker went up in flames on Friday night, claiming two lives at the Ijesha end of the Cele Link Bridge, Surulere, Lagos State.

This was contained in a post on the X handle of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service on Saturday, May 11.

The post reads: “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service swiftly responded to a distress call late Friday night, effectively extinguishing a significant blaze resulting from a tanker accident at the Ijesha end of the Cele link-bridge in Surulere, Lagos.

“At approximately 23:12, emergency services were alerted to a tanker truck, transporting 33,000 litres of petrol, losing control while navigating the roundabout to ascend the bridge.

“The subsequent spillage ignited into a large fire, engulfing the surrounding area. Prompt action by the Isolo and Bolade Fire Stations of the agency contained the inferno, preventing further escalation.

“Regrettably, two individuals were discovered deceased, their bodies tragically burnt beyond recognition. The remains were respectfully handed over to the Nigeria

“Police Force for necessary procedures . The lagos state Ambulance service provided vital assistance throughout the operation.”

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