Tragedy Averted as Fire Guts Fuel Tankers in Lagos

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 28th, 2014

Tragedy was averted Wednesday when two diesel-laden tankers, which were parked within the premises of a primary school at the ever-busy Marine Beach area of Apapa, Lagos, exploded.

Confirming the incident in a text message to Daily Times, the South-west spokesman, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said no life was lost.

He said: “A fuel tanker just fully loaded with AGO (diesel) at Total depot went up in flames at Marine Beach, Apapa.

“The tanker which loaded from Total depot and was parked within the premises of Saint Theresa Primary School, was about to set out when it suddenly got engulfed in fire, causing another tanker parked nearby to catch fire.

“Operatives from the federal and state fire service were able to bring the situation under total control. No injury or casualties were recorded, neither was there any damage to public or private property.”

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