Fire From A Passenger’s Keg Burn Motorcyclists To Death In Lagos Fire

4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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-- Online (m) at 14-08-2015 06:50AM

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There was panic at Agilinti bus stop, Mile 12 area of Lagos on Wednesday after fire erupted from a passenger’s keg and burnt two motorcyclists to death.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire, which started at about 7.30pm, also razed about eight motorcycles in the area.

It was gathered that a woman, who boarded a motorcycle, had a keg of fuel with her, which was kept inside a nylon, but the keg reportedly leaked.

The motorcycle arrived at the Agilinti bus stop, where some traders had lit their lamps. Fire from one
of the lamps was leaped unto the fuel-soaked nylon, leading to a fire outbreak.

No fewer than eight motorcycles at the bus stop were consumed. About five motorcyclists were also said to have been injured, and were taken to hospitals in the area. The victims, identified only as Musa and Sanni, died in one of the hospitals.

When PUNCH visited the area on Thursday, one of the motorcyclists, identified simply as Kolawole, said some firefighters later showed up to put out the fire.

He said:
 “It was at about 8pm. I was at the bus stop. As soon as the motorcycle brought the woman, the fire started. The woman had a keg of fuel in a nylon, which she was taking home. But the keg was leaking, and the nylon was soaked.
Some traders at the bus stop had lit their local lamps; and as the motorcycle wanted to turn round the junction, the fire started. Two motorcyclists were badly burnt, and they have died in a hospital.
About eight other motorcycles were razed by the fire. Some firefighters later came to put out the fire. Those injured have also been rushed to some hospitals where they are being treated.”
A motorist, identified only as Leke, said there was commotion in the area, as shop owners and passersby tried in vain to put out the fire.

He said:
 “I brought my vehicle to a filling station in the area to buy fuel. There were lots of motorcycles at the bus stop. Suddenly, there was an outburst of fire, and the smoke covered everyone.
I initially thought it was a tanker fire, as everyone ran helter-skelter. Traders and passersby tried to put out the fire, but it had destroyed about eight motorcycles.”
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Dr. Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident, adding that men of the Ilupeju Fire Station attended to it.

He said:
 “The fire servicemen from Ilupeju were there. But we do not have a record of any death.
“Seven motorcycles were burnt, and one person was also injured.”
Efforts by their correspondent to see the injured persons were unsuccessful as no one knew the hospitals they were taken to. The corpses of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue in the area.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, had yet to reply to a text message sent to her phone as of press time.


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-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 14-08-2015 07:46AM
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Nigerians with their way of life
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-- Fashoney (m) at 14-08-2015 07:53AM
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So Sad,a lot of evils things happening this days God na ur hand o dey ooo
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-- Ritabrenice (f) at 14-08-2015 08:00AM
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RIP
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-- confident2 (f) at 14-08-2015 08:47AM
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na waoo, some people re really careless
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-- gogoman (m) at 14-08-2015 09:20AM
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Life in Nigeria as you can see it...
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-- proly (f) at 14-08-2015 10:25AM
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Nawaooo wat abt the woman?
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-- mary-jay (f) at 14-08-2015 10:49AM
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See the calamity this country has caused. If there is always power supply, then people wont need to be carrying fuel all around. Markets would have standard light to see, the will be no need for lighting local lamps.
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-- beneno (m) at 14-08-2015 11:18AM
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RIP
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-- christianity (m) at 14-08-2015 11:22AM
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its only in naija dat u see more ppl buying fuel with  kegs instead of fuelling their vehicles.
wasted entity.
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-- ngfineface (f) at 14-08-2015 11:29AM
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Lord have mercy
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-- elchymo (m) at 14-08-2015 11:59AM
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Carelessness of d highest order
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-- Badoo_lee (m) at 14-08-2015 12:28PM
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what a life
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-- Badoo_lee (m) at 14-08-2015 12:43PM
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People should be careful when handling inflammable materials. RIP!
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-- jossy4reall (m) at 14-08-2015 01:14PM
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devil don run naked at mile 12....rest in peace to the dead

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-- dareper Online (m) at 14-08-2015 03:09PM
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Tragic
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-- dickman2 (m) at 14-08-2015 04:31PM
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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-- dickman2 (m) at 14-08-2015 04:31PM
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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-- chealseafc (m) at 14-08-2015 04:48PM
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so who do we blame on this issue?.
for me, i will put the blame on NEPA.
i don't know about you.
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-- echeeche (m) at 14-08-2015 05:39PM
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Facke newws
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