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Another fuel tanker burns on Otedola bridge


The Lagos Emergency Management Agency has said a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA-900XR, on Saturday got burnt on the Otedola Bridge.

The Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA, Nusa Okunbor, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos.

According to him, an investigation revealed that the tanker’s tyres bust while in motion.

“The tyres of the tanker caught fire due to continuous motion and led to an outbreak of fire due to heat generated by the motion.

“The fire has been extinguished.  No casualty or injury was recorded.

“The Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA and the Tiger Team are on ground to prevent the occurrence of a secondary accident, as frantic efforts are on to plug oil leaks,” Okunbor said.

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A fire outbreak involving a fuel tanker on the Bridge in June 2018 left many dead and lots of destruction in its wake.

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