Another Petrol Tanker Crashes In Lagos

Published 5 years ago by: Wisdom Kola
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Another petrol tanker crashes with 33,000 litres of petrol fell in the Iju area of Lagos State on Thursday, spilling some of its contents on the road.

The incident came barely 24 hours after a petrol tanker crashed into passenger buses in the Kirikiri area of the state, killing at least 15 people.

It was learnt that the truck, belonging to Conoil, with number plate, XB467AKN, also hit an electric pole along Ajuwon Road. It was learnt that no life was lost in the incident.

Fire fighters from Agege Fire Station, as well as technical staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria and policemen prevented vehicles from plying the road while the incident lasted.  Around 8am, the remaining fuel in the vehicle was transferred into another tanker.

The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Razaq Fadipe, said that the tanker fell around 2.21am.

He said, “Around 2.21am, another fuel tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol fell close to the entrance of Grain Movement premises. There was heavy spillage of fuel, but we were able to prevent a fire.”

Meanwhile, many escaped death after a room on the premises of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Staff Hospital, Onike, Yaba, was gutted by fire.

An employee at the hospital, who declined to identify himself, told PUNCH Metro that only equipment were destroyed in the fire.

He said, “Around 10am, we saw fire from the secretary’s office on the first floor. So we evacuated all the patients, while other employees ran outside. There was no one in the affected office when the fire started, so there were no casualties.”

Fadipe explained that the fire started after an employee turned off the generator and switched over to public power supply.

Fadipe said the fire spread to the medical director’s office, but the timely intervention of his agency prevented the entire building from being gutted by the inferno.

“The fire was said to have emanated from a stabiliser in the secretary office  after they switched back to electricity. It then spread to the medical director’s office, but we were able to contain it,” Fadipe said.

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IYanAm at 12:49 PM, 10/01/2014 (5 years ago)
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Another petrol tanker crashes with 33,000 litres of petrol fell in the Iju area of Lagos State on Thursday, spilling some of its contents on the road.

The incident came barely 24 hours after a petrol tanker crashed into passenger buses in the Kirikiri area of the state, killing at least 15 people.

It was learnt that the truck, belonging to Conoil, with number plate, XB467AKN, also hit an electric pole along Ajuwon Road. It was learnt that no life was lost in the incident.

Fire fighters from Agege Fire Station, as well as technical staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria and policemen prevented vehicles from plying the road while the incident lasted.  Around 8am, the remaining fuel in the vehicle was transferred into another tanker.

The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Razaq Fadipe, said that the tanker fell around 2.21am.

He said, “Around 2.21am, another fuel tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol fell close to the entrance of Grain Movement premises. There was heavy spillage of fuel, but we were able to prevent a fire.”

Meanwhile, many escaped death after a room on the premises of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Staff Hospital, Onike, Yaba, was gutted by fire.

An employee at the hospital, who declined to identify himself, told PUNCH Metro that only equipment were destroyed in the fire.

He said, “Around 10am, we saw fire from the secretary’s office on the first floor. So we evacuated all the patients, while other employees ran outside. There was no one in the affected office when the fire started, so there were no casualties.”

Fadipe explained that the fire started after an employee turned off the generator and switched over to public power supply.

Fadipe said the fire spread to the medical director’s office, but the timely intervention of his agency prevented the entire building from being gutted by the inferno.

“The fire was said to have emanated from a stabiliser in the secretary office  after they switched back to electricity. It then spread to the medical director’s office, but we were able to contain it,” Fadipe said.

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