A petrol tanker spilt its content along the Lagos-Badagry road between Barracks and Onireke in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos in the early hours today causing a fire outbreak that consumed seven vehicles.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inferno, which began at about 5.00am, destroyed the contents of a Mack trailer conveying crates of drinks from Intercontinental Breweries.The fire gutted a station wagon Peugeot car, one Space bus, a Toyota Hummer jeep, a Mazda bus, a container conveying food products from Delta and an empty Mack trailer
Mr Ja’faru Anka, a Senior Marshall Inspector of Federal Road Safety Corps, told NAN that he arrived at the scene few minutes after the fire started. He said that seven vehicles are gutted by the fire, but no life is lost. Mr Anka arrived at the scene few minutes after 5.00am and he is working with his team to clear up terrific traffic build up.
An Army officer at the Ojo Barracks, who preferred to be anonymous, also said that the fire outbreak started by 5.00am, while he was preparing for duty. He said that the attention of the fire service was drawn to the situation and some firefighters are there, but run out of water. He said that they are still expecting more response from the fire service.