A fuel tanker has exploded at Anthony inward Gbagada, Lagos State on Friday night, September 18.
According to multiple reports, the incident occurred a few minutes past 10pm, sparking inferno which has reportedly razed at least two vehicles.
Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident, saying;
The Agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a tanker with unknown registration number conveying PMS lost control while in motion and subsequently fell sideways.
This led to an explosion in which two unidentified vehicles were burnt.
A joint team of responders led by LASEMA, LASG fire service, LRU fire unit, Nigeria Police and LASTMA are working together to curb the inferno from escalating further.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu, casualties could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report but rescue mission was ongoing.
See some photos and videos from the fire scene below;
Tanker fire in Anthony , Lagos under control 🙏
Lagos fire service 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/B0mCoZfRXy
— Naija (@Naija_PR) September 18, 2020
@followlasema Response Team in operation at Anthony inward Gbagada, curtailing fire from tanker explosion today … Situation under control .. Pls Stay Safe. @jidesanwoolu @llawal_latifah @OkeOsanyintolu @gbenga_omo @Riddwane @gboyegaakosile @segunfafore pic.twitter.com/HOYXsSNACJ
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) September 18, 2020
BREAKING: Tanker on fire at Anthony inward Gbagada
The tanker conveying PMS lost control while in motion and subsequently fell sideways causing an explosion.@LAG_FireService @lasemasocial are working together to curb the inferno from escalating further. pic.twitter.com/D4U7Eo428n
— EKPO MICHAEL (@ekpomichael_) September 18, 2020