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Tragic Incident: Fatal Fuel Tanker Fire Claims Two Lives in Lagos

Late Friday night turned into a scene of horror as a petrol-laden tanker erupted in flames, resulting in the loss of two lives. The devastating incident unfolded at the Ijesha end of the Cele Link Bridge in Surulere, Lagos, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.


Eyewitness Mr. Jide Alabi recounted the harrowing moment around 11:12 p.m. when the tanker driver lost control while maneuvering the roundabout to ascend the bridge. The ensuing spillage ignited into a massive inferno, consuming everything in its path.


Lagos Ministry of Transport staff member Ojueko Sharon confirmed the tragic event, noting the tanker’s overturning as a contributing factor. Thankfully, the swift response of Isolo and Bolade Fire Stations from the Lagos State Rescue and Service prevented further escalation of the catastrophe.

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Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, commended the agency’s timely intervention in extinguishing the blaze. Despite their efforts, the grim discovery of two male individuals, charred beyond recognition, underscored the severity of the tragedy. Their remains were handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for necessary procedures.


Efforts are now underway to clear the wreckage, ensuring unimpeded traffic flow and facilitating thorough investigative procedures. As the community grapples with the aftermath of this heartbreaking event, the images captured from the scene serve as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the need for heightened safety measures.

Images from the fire incident:

Tragic Incident: Fatal Fuel Tanker Fire Claims Two Lives in Lagos



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