Diesel-laden taken goes up in flames in Lagos

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A tanker laden with about 11,000 litres of diesel has gone up in flames at the Abule Osun Bus Station, inward Ojo barracks area of Lagos State.

The scene of the accident is adjacent to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) construction yard along Badagry expressway. Firefighters were quickly summoned to the scene and they have been battling to contain the blaze.

Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Osanyintolu said that preliminary investigations indicated that the accident occurred after the rear spring of the tanker broke while the vehicle was travelling at high speed.

No casualties have been recorded, and law enforcement officials are working to ease the traffic that has built up around the area as a result of the incident.

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