A petrol tanker has exploded at Ajegunle via tollgate bus stop, Abeokuta expressway, Lagos.
The accident occurred early hours of today, Friday, killing 1 person and burning some vehicles as well as road shops in the area.
Information received by Geeky Nigeria, from the Director of Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, revealed that the exploded tanker was going to service Ayinde Oil Filling Station at Ajegunle.
The contents of the tanker spilled while it was making a bend to the filling station.
Although, fire was said to have erupted, when people started scooping the spilled fuel which had spread through roadside shops.
“The spillage spread through some makeshift structures on the roadside and attracted residents who risked their lives to scoop the PMS with containers of various types resulting in the ensuing fire,” she said.
“Unfortunately, a male adult was recovered suspected dead likewise three various brands of vehicles involved in the Fire aside the Tanker and Shops.
“The situation is however being brought under control by the Agege, Ikeja and Alausa Fire Crews of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service with the use of tactical Firefighting application of Chemical Foam Compound to suppress the Fire.
“The public is advised to exercise caution along the axis as the evacuation of the burnt tanker progresses while outbound Lagos vehicular traffic has been temporarily diverted to inbound vehicular traffic.
“Emergency responders are still at the scene to ensure that all hindrances to free movement and wreckage of the tanker are removed promptly,” she said.