Tanker filled with Diesel explodes in Egbeda

A diesel-laden tanker has exploded around Banire bus stop in the Egbeda area of Lagos State on Tuesday, 25th of May, 2021.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the driver lost control of the truck after it experienced a brake failure.

He said, “Investigation conducted by the team upon arrival at the scene revealed that a fully loaded tanker with diesel had a brake failure, lost control, and fell off the road leading to an explosion and fire outburst.

“However, no casualty recorded nor any properties razed in the unfortunate inferno. The fire has been successfully subdued by men of the LASEMA LRU Fire service and LASG Fire service while dampening down is ongoing.”

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