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THE Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has said no casualties had been recorded in a fire incident that occurred earlier today at Mile 2, Lagos State.

A tanker laden with diesel had exploded in the afternoon at Mile-2, Otto wharf, along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos.


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A viral video shared on Twitter showed a massive explosion with smoke spreading across the area.

Giving more details about the incident, the Deputy Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Ogabi Olajide, said the incident occurred at 3:44 pm.

Olajide, in a tweet, explained that the wielding works around the area was what led to the massive inferno.

 

Olajide said, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is presently combating intense fire at an articulated motor park, Otto Wharf, Mile 2, Lagos, which resulted from a diesel tanker that exploded and resulted in inferno.

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“The report, which was alerted at 15:44hrs Tuesday, saw three fire crews of the agency raised to douse the fire with copious chemical foam compound with a mixture of water.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the avoidable disaster stemmed from wielding works on the diesel tanker, resulting into an explosion and ensued in the fire incident.”

He explained that the fire affected quite a number of tankers, including peddler trucks, various sizes of storage tanks, and drums all stocks in automotive gas oil (AGO).

The fire service assured the public that the fire had been put under control, noting that the spread had now been identified.

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