2 killed, vehicles burnt as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos

A truck, loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product,  fell on Wednesday morning, at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Lagos, spilling its content on the ground.

Eye witnesses said the incident occurred around 5am on Wednesday.

Two trucks and three cars were completely burnt as a result of the fire incident, while many others are still trapped as at the time of filing this report.

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Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emeka Oti, who confirmed the incident, said that the two deceased persons were among the three occupants of a vehicle used for smuggling.

Oti said that the third person in the car suffered serious fire wounds.

“Four vehicles were involved. A tanker, a truck and two cars. Presently, two persons have been confirmed dead, three others, including the DPO suffered injuries.

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“Efforts is ongoing to restore normalcy to the area” he added.