Car burnt in petrol tanker fire

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A TANKER loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit or petrol on Monday caught fire in the Ipaja area of Lagos.

The intense fire spread to a nearby car, leaving only its charred frame.

The tanker itself was half-burnt.

The Leakblast.com Reporters gathered that the tanker was conveying allegedly stolen petroleum product from a vandalised pipeline. The explosion was said to have happened around 8am when the tanker hit an electric pole around Abesan Estate gate in  the area, resulting in the fire.

There was traffic gridlock in the area and motorists had to use alternative routes.

Respondents including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos state Fire Service came promptly on the scene but there was no loss of life.

LASEMA Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor said the Agency’s Dolphin Squad at Lagos West was drafted to the fire scene around 8:18am.

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