Nigerian oil tanker fire kills nine in commercial capital Lagos

Nigerian oil tanker fire kills nine in commercial capital Lagos

Nigerian oil tanker fire kills nine in commercial capital Lagos

Written by Reuters

29 Jun, 2018 | 5:09 pm

REUTERS – Emergency services continue to clear burnt vehicles on Friday (June 29) after an oil tanker truck caught fire in Lagos on Thursday (June 28) killing nine people and burning 54 other vehicles.

Destiny Kushika, a driver whose truck was caught up in the accident says the tanker failed to brake.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) remained at the scene as the clean-up operation continued. The general manager for the agency told media that four people were saved and were now receiving treatment in hospital.

The accident happened on a motorway that connects Lagos and the city of Ibadan, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) spokesman Adeshina Tiamiyu said. He said a distress call was received at around 05:33 p.m. (1633 GMT).

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