.Fire Guts Three- Storey Building As Petrol Tanker Explodes In Lagos + Photos ~ The Scoper Media

   Firefighters are currently battling to salvage a three-storey building in the Mushin area of Lagos after a petrol-laden tanker exploded at a nearby filling station.

   We learnt that the tanker was offloading fuel at the filling station around 1pm when it suddenly caught fire and spread to the residential building.

   The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, however said no life was lost.

   He said, “A fire outbreak as a result of a PMS tanker trying to discharge its content exploded at about few minutes to 13.00 hours and spread to a three-storey residential building opposite Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos.

   “No life was lost and no one injured. Containment of the fire has been very successful. Effort is ongoing to salvage the three-storey building from being totally consumed. Few items were saved.”

   Also, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said the agency had moblised its officials to the scene to attend to the incident.

Daily Trust

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