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6 Houses, 10 Vehicles Burnt As Tanker Loaded With Petrol Catches Fire In Lagos

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Barely three months after a container fell off Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos State killing three people, there’s been another incident at Ojuelegba Bridge albeit with no life lost.

About six houses and 10 vehicles were burnt on Saturday morning as a fuel tanker loaded with petrol caught fire in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State.

The tanker driver was said to be descending the Ojuelegba bridge when it lost control and fell, spilling its content around 3.00 a.m.

According to eyewitnesses, the content of the tanker spilled into many manholes and canals in the area and the impact of the fall of the tanker led to a huge fire.

The fire was said to have razed the houses nearby and the vehicles, especially buses, parked under the bridge.

A tanker fully loaded with petrol at 3am this morning causing a huge explosion.

Four buses parked under the bridge were completely burnt while some houses along the canal were substantially affected.

The situation caused huge traffic jams along the Ojuelegba/ Western Avenue axis causing diversion of vehicles by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and men of the Nigeria police.

The fire was however put out with no casualty recorded.

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