Over 20 Vehicles, Valuables Burnt As Fuel Tanker Explodes On Festac Bridge


Over 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were, on Wednesday afternoon, burnt close to Festac Link bridge, Lagos State.

According to a source, the accident occurred around noon as a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge.

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GistNaij gathered that fire fighters arrived at the scene later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.

An eyewitness , Mr. Olufemi Popoola said the tanker, coming from Apple Junction and going to FESTAC Town, was ascending the bridge when it suddenly rolled back and fell.

The impact of the fall separated the tank from the truck’s body, resulting in an explosion.
” Some residents and passers-by attacked the fire with buckets of water to no avail.

“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some.
“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge were all burnt.”


Source: Dailypost and GistNaij

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