Tanker Explosion Kills 1 and Burns 3 Trucks in Lagos

Date: 07-10-2015 12:52 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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The incident occurred around 1:45am on Tuesday by NAFDAC office, Oshodi. A fuel tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, fell at a bend behind NAFDAC in Oshodi, spilling its content on the road, while an oncoming trailer, sensing danger stopped but a smaller truck thinking that the trailer was stationery tried to navigate by the trailer and with a spark from the vehicle’s silencer, fire broke out.
General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Michael Akindele told PM NEWS this morning that the spark from the smaller truck’s silencer ignited the fire.
He said that a man trying to scoop fuel from the spillage was burnt to death, while the drivers of the three vehicles escaped unhurt.
Akindele said the three trucks were burnt by the fire but that the efforts of LASEMA officials, fire service men prevented the fire from spreading and causing more damage.
He said his men, LASTMA officials and others were still on ground trying to remove the burnt vehicles from the highway.
Akindele warned Lagosians to be careful of scooping fuel whenever a tanker spilled its content as they would never know when it would result to fire, lamenting that the life loss could have been prevented if the man had not attempted to scoop fuel from the spillage


Posted: at 7-10-2015 12:52 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Blessed75 at 7-10-2015 01:02 PM (6 years ago)
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Na wetting poverty the cost
Posted: at 7-10-2015 01:02 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Trueyarn at 7-10-2015 01:09 PM (6 years ago)
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God pls ave mercy on us.lagos nid crious prayers o.
Posted: at 7-10-2015 01:09 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- satsaver at 7-10-2015 01:21 PM (6 years ago)
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Errydae
Posted: at 7-10-2015 01:21 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- franklinseyea at 7-10-2015 01:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Poverty is a big diseases.... I pray may God deliver us all.... RIP to the dead
Posted: at 7-10-2015 01:25 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 7-10-2015 01:34 PM (6 years ago)
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Omg. Not again. RIP to the dead
Posted: at 7-10-2015 01:34 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- diutopep at 7-10-2015 02:04 PM (6 years ago)
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Oo tragedy every hook and corner of dis country! Oh God save your people whom you made in your own image and likeness pls BABA...
Posted: at 7-10-2015 02:04 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 7-10-2015 02:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Bad news here nd there....GOD pls save ur people
Posted: at 7-10-2015 02:22 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 7-10-2015 03:33 PM (6 years ago)
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see lagos , see naija see war
Posted: at 7-10-2015 03:33 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- allenspike at 7-10-2015 03:35 PM (6 years ago)
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Like I said, bad roads is the major reason why more accident is been chronicled.
Posted: at 7-10-2015 03:35 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okatee at 7-10-2015 04:52 PM (6 years ago)
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Abeg mak Lagos govt do sometyn abt dis bad roads
Posted: at 7-10-2015 04:52 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 7-10-2015 06:47 PM (6 years ago)
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All dese trucks no get brakes so wetin una tink say go happen...
Posted: at 7-10-2015 06:47 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- botlex at 7-10-2015 09:08 PM (6 years ago)
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Chai, c as people take loose their lives
Posted: at 7-10-2015 09:08 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- botlex at 7-10-2015 09:09 PM (6 years ago)
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Just c as poverty push that guy enter em death
Posted: at 7-10-2015 09:09 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- botlex at 7-10-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago)
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But, these tanker guys suppose get their own route ooo
Posted: at 7-10-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- emma4love3 at 7-10-2015 09:46 PM (6 years ago)
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i tell u all the trucks...no get break..and some
is off road too....govt shuld also check dat
area too....
Posted: at 7-10-2015 09:46 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- emma4love3 at 7-10-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago)
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thank God life lost was not more than that...
and it was  early morning...Oshodi for dt
matter ....RIP to the dead
Posted: at 7-10-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 7-10-2015 10:23 PM (6 years ago)
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I saw it

Posted: at 7-10-2015 10:23 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 7-10-2015 11:15 PM (6 years ago)
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hehehe....poverty sometime leads some person
to their grv... so so bad sha...
Posted: at 7-10-2015 11:15 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- larrychuckz at 7-10-2015 11:35 PM (6 years ago)
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These who drama is down to 1: bad Road
Posted: at 7-10-2015 11:35 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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