Gas tanker explodes in Lagos

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A tanker conveying 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) yesterday morning crashed and exploded at Banire/Ejigbadero Bus Stop, in Egbeda area of Lagos State.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Farinloye said NEMA received an alert at 12.20a.m. that the tanker which was said to have loaded at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area had exploded, causing panic among the residents of the locality.

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“He said: No life was lost or property destroyed.

“However, the tanker with no registration number, is still half-filled with PMS and lying across the major highway.

“The Police Disaster Management Unit and Gowon Estate Police Station have apprehended the driver of the truck and his motor boy (assistant).”

Farinloye said efforts were on to decant and transload the content to another tanker before the road could be opened for traffic.

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