Three buses, one car and six trucks were on Tuesday consumed by fire when a fuel laden tanker burst into flames at Barack bus stop inward Iyana Iba, along the Lagos Badagry Expressway.
Commenting on the development, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency,(LASEMA) Adesina Tiamiyu said a distress call was received via the emergency toll free number regarding a tanker accident at Barrack bus stop inward Iyana Oba, Lagos-Badagry Express Way at about 9.48 pm.
He said this prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Response Team to the scene of the incident.
“Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was observed that Tanker with an unknown registration number fully loaded with PMS 33,000 litres and a white mini truck carrying electrical appliances collided side by side.
“Subsequently, the tanker’s rear compartment got punctured resulting to spilling of the pms contents of the tanker into the environs”.
Tiamiyu said that, a combined team of Response Team, the Lagos State Government Fire Service, the Nigerian Police and other responders successfully curtailed and stopped further spillage of the PMS into the environs of the incident scene, adding that the articulated tanker and trucks were thereafter recovered from the incident scene.
“During the recovery Process, the spilled content of the Pms which hitherto spilled into the distant environment ignited fire and went up in flame and consequently travelled back to the scene razing three buses, one car, and six trucks getting burnt”.
He attributed the circumstances resulting to the fatal secondary incident to unsafe practices by inhabitants where the pms spilled into.
“It is pertinent to note that no person was injured or died in the incident”. LASEMA boss confirmed.
LASEMA boss, advised motorists to listen to instruction of emergency workers on incident scene to avoid such unfortunate incident in the future.