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Update on Otedola tanker explosion

The Lagos State emergency management agency responders from the Alausa centre have concluded the recovery of a truck laden with 40 Feet container that fell yesterday night at Otedola Bridge, inward Berger, when a tanker about 300 metres away from the fallen truck exploded at about 2:45 Saturday morning.

Upon immediate activation to the scene, it was discovered that the tanker had collided with a truck while moving inward Berger and exploded immediately.

No casualty was recorded. However, the Agency’s Responders, including its Fire Team and Lagos State Fire Service jointly put out the fire and salvaged a tanker with registration number KJA 662 YA, laden with 33,000 litres of diesel.

The Agency’s Responders conducted post disaster risk assessment and it was recorded that the fire affected the following:
✓a tanker laden with diesel with plate no KSF-269 XY
✓a 40ft containerized truck with plate no ENU-814 YS
✓a tanker loaded with diesel with plate no KSF-271 XY
✓a car burnt beyond recognition
✓a six tyre truck burnt beyond recognition
✓a 20ft containerized truck

The affected trucks were recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s Heavy-Duty Equipment, Forklift and handed over to the Police Officers from Isheri Police Station thereby restoring the road for vehicular activities.

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