JUST IN: Fuel tanker bursts into flames in Lagos

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On Monday morning, a diesel-laden tanker caught fire in the Ojota district of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) acknowledged the event via X (previously Twitter), stating that its officials had been dispatched to the scene.

It tweeted: “There’s a burning tanker at Ojota inward interchange.

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“#LagosRescue and LASTMA officials are all at the scene to do the needful. Patience required from road users.”

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At the time of this report, the cause of the explosion as well as the level of casualty remain unknown.

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However, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) later confirmed that the incident had been brought under control.

“Situation in Ojota is under control as the peddler truck conveying Diesel inward Ketu that went on flame has been extinguished,” the post on X reads.

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