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Tanker Fire Outbreak K!lls Two Persons In Lagos | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

May 11, 2024

Photo Illustration: Tanker On Fire 


A Tanker Fire Outbreak has led to the death of two Persons In Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos on Saturday.

According to the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, some members of the public made a distress call to the Agency on Friday evening about the Tanker fire Incident at the Ijesha community of the council area.

Continuing, She said “Fire Fighters responded swiftly to a distress call late Friday night, extinguishing a fierce blaze resulting from a tanker accident at the Ijesha end of the Cele link-bridge in Surulere”.

Part of Adeseye’s statement read:

“At approximately 23:12hrs emergency services were alerted to a tanker truck, carrying 33k litres of petrol, losing control while navigating the roundabout to ascend the bridge. The subsequent spillage ignited into a large fire, engulfing the surrounding area. Prompt action by the Isolo and Bolade Fire Stations of the agency, contained the inferno, preventing further escalation,” the fire service boss said in a Saturday statement.

“Regrettably, two male individuals were discovered deceased, their bodies tragically burnt beyond recognition and handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, overseeing the necessary procedures. The Lagos State Ambulance Service also provided vital assistance throughout the operation.”

She however stated further that Men of the Fire Service are currently at the Scene of the incident for evacuation of wreckage to ensure seamless flow of traffic and pedestrians in the Area.


By Olabode Adeyeri


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