Fuel Tanker Explodes at Mile 2, Lagos

A fuel tanker has exploded in Lagos state on Tuesday.

The tanker burst into fire at mile 2, Otto wharf, Lagos State, according to a report by Punch.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management, the agency activated its response plan to distress calls at the above location.

“Upon arrival at the scene by the agency response team, a fire outbreak from a fuel tanker and drums was encountered.

It added that emergency responders “are currently battling the inferno to contain it.”

“Operation is still ongoing.

“Members of the public are to refrain from using any naked flame while motorists are to avoid the area” LASEMA Spokesperson, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement.