Foolishness killed those that died in Lagos tanker explosion - Eyewitness

Jun 29, 2018, 18:43
Foolishness killed those that died in Lagos tanker explosion - Eyewitness

Petrol tanker fires are not uncommon on Nigeria's roads, which are often in disrepair and where vehicles are frequently old and badly maintained.

He expressed his deepest condolences to the government and people of Lagos on this tragedy.

He urged the people of the state to always give access to emergency responders during such incidents, to prevent avoidable loss of lives and property.

The driver of the fuel laden truck that exploded in Lagos leading to the death of at least nine persons and burning of 54 vehicles on Thursday did not die from the inferno, The Eagle Online has gathered.

The tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday evening on Otedola Bridge, inward Ojodu Berger area of the State has called for reaction.

"I want to commiserate with all the families of those that have lost their lives".

A Joint rescue operation involving FRSC, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), police Nigeria Security and CIvil Defence Corps, Lagos State Fire service, LASTMA rushed to the scene of the incident minutes after it happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of pain and grief. Petrol is transported via badly maintained roads and vehicles.

"As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure safety of lives and property of all residents", Bamigbetan said.

House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa also condoled with the families of the victims. The fire started, panic set in, I watched people got burnt. He added that the tanker, five buses, two trucks, a tricycle and 45 cars were burnt out.

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