A tanker laden with about 11,000 litres of diesel on Thursday morning went up in flames at the Abule Osun Bus Station, in the Ojo barracks axis of the Badagry expressway, Lagos.
Reports has it that the
scene of the accident is adjacent to China Civil Engineering Construction
Corporation (CCECC) construction yard. Firefighters were quickly summoned to
the scene and they have been battling to contain the blaze.
According to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Osanyintolu told reporters that preliminary investigations indicated that the accident occurred after the rear spring of the tanker broke while the vehicle was travelling at high speed.